Acts Amendment and Repeal (Courts and Legal Practice) Act 2003

 

Acts Amendment and Repeal (Competition Policy) Act 2003

CONTENTS

Part 1 — Preliminary

1.           Short title                                                                         2

2.           Commencement                                                               2

Part 2 — Repeal of Legal Practitioners Act 1893 and transitional and savings provisions

Division 1 — Preliminary

3.           Interpretation                                                                   3

Division 2 — Repeal

4.           Legal Practitioners Act 1893 repealed                             3

Division 3 — Transitional and savings provisions

5.           Application of Interpretation Act 1984                             3

6.           Legal Practice Board: transitional and savings provisions     3

7.           Articled clerks: savings provision                                       5

8.           Managing clerks: savings provision                                    6

9.           Review of legal costs determination                                   6

10.         Powers in relation to transitional provisions                         7

Part 3 — Amendments to other Acts consequential on enactment of Legal Practice Act 2003

11.         Power to amend regulations                                              8

12.         Adoption Act 1994 amended                                            8

13.         Agricultural Practices (Disputes) Act 1995 amended      8

14.         Biological Control Act 1986 amended                             9

15.         Builders’ Registration Act 1939 amended                        9

16.         Censorship Act 1996 amended                                      11

17.         Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988 amended11

18.         Chiropractors Act 1964 amended                                  12

19.         Civil Liability Act 2002 amended                                   12

20.         Coal Industry Tribunal of Western Australia Act 1992 amended          13

21.         Commercial Arbitration Act 1985 amended                   13

22.         Commercial Tribunal Act 1984 amended                       14

23.         Companies (Co‑operative) Act 1943 amended               15

24.         Consumer Affairs Act 1971 amended                             15

25.         Coroners Act 1996 amended                                         15

26.         The Criminal Code amended                                          16

27.         Criminal Investigation (Exceptional Powers) and Fortification Removal Act 2002 amended16

28.         Debt Collectors Licensing Act 1964 amended                17

29.         Declarations and Attestations Act 1913 amended          17

30.         Dental Act 1939 amended                                              17

31.         Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991 amended      18

32.         District Court of Western Australia Act 1969 amended  18

33.         Equal Opportunity Act 1984 amended                           20

34.         Evidence Act 1906 amended                                          20

35.         Finance Brokers Control Act 1975 amended                 20

36.         Fish Resources Management Act 1994 amended           21

37.         Fisheries Adjustment Schemes Act 1987 amended         22

38.         Gas Pipelines Access (Western Australia) Act 1998 amended               22

39.         Gender Reassignment Act 2000 amended                      22

40.         Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 amended    23

41.         Industrial Relations Act 1979 amended                         23

42.         Juries Act 1957 amended                                               24

43.         Justices Act 1902 amended                                            24

44.         Land Valuers Licensing Act 1978 amended                   25

45.         Law Reform Commission Act 1972 amended                  25

46.         Law Society Public Purposes Trust Act 1985 amended  26

47.         Legal Aid Commission Act 1976 amended                      27

48.         Legal Practitioners Act Amendment Act 1976 amended 30

49.         Local Courts Act 1904 amended                                    30

50.         Long Service Leave Act 1958 amended                         31

51.         Mental Health Act 1996 amended                                  31

52.         Mining Act 1978 amended                                             32

53.         Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act 1943 amended 32

54.         Official Prosecutions (Defendants’ Costs) Act 1973 amended              32

55.         Osteopaths Act 1997 amended                                       33

56.         Psychologists Registration Act 1976 amended               33

57.         Public Notaries Act 1979 amended                                34

58.         Racing Penalties (Appeals) Act 1990 amended              34

59.         Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 amended      35

60.         Registration of Deeds Act 1856 amended                      36

61.         Residential Tenancies Act 1987 amended                      36

62.         Retirement Villages Act 1992 amended                          37

63.         Royal Commission (Police) Act 2002 amended              37

64.         Sale of Land Act 1970 amended                                    38

65.         Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 amended                38

66.         Settlement Agents Act 1981 amended                             39

67.         Strata Titles Act 1985 amended                                     39

68.         Suitors’ Fund Act 1964 amended                                   40

69.         Supreme Court Act 1935 amended                                 40

70.         Town Planning and Development Act 1928 amended    41

71.         Women’s Legal Status Act 1923 amended                      42

72.         Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981 amended           42

73.         Young Offenders Act 1994 amended                             43

Part 4 — Legal Contribution Trust Act 1967 amended and transitional provisions

74.         The Act amended                                                           44

75.         Section 4 amended                                                          44

76.         Sections 4A and 4B inserted                                            45

4A.            Application of Act to multi‑disciplinary partnerships and incorporated legal practices 45

4B.            Application of this Act to interstate practitioners and practitioners who engage in legal practice outside the State47

77.         Heading to Part III replaced                                            48

Part III — Interest on trust accounts paid to Fund

78.         Sections 10, 11 and 12 repealed and transitional provision  48

79.         Section 13 replaced                                                         49

13.            Bank to pay interest on trust accounts to Trust 49

80.         Section 14 amended                                                        50

81.         Section 16 amended                                                        50

82.         Section 17 replaced                                                         50

17.            Investment of Guarantee Fund                            50

83.         Section 18 amended                                                        51

84.         Section 28 amended                                                        51

85.         Section 51 amended                                                        51

86.         Section 56 amended                                                        52

87.         Transitional provisions                                                     52

Part 5 — Amendments relating to State Solicitor and savings provision

88.         Bail Act 1982 amended                                                  54

89.         The Criminal Code amended                                          54

90.         Crown Suits Act 1947 amended                                     55

91.         Escheat (Procedure) Act 1940 amended                        55

92.         Financial Administration and Audit Act 1985 amended 55

93.         The Grand Jury Abolition Act Amendment Act 1883 amended              56

94.         Law Reform Commission Act 1972 amended                  56

95.         Public Trustee Act 1941 amended                                  56

96.         Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981 amended           57

97.         References to Crown Solicitor                                         57

Part 6 — Amendments to the Judges’ Salaries and Pensions Act 1950

98.         The Act amended                                                           58

99.         Section 2 amended                                                          58

100.       Section 6 amended                                                          58

101.       Section 8B amended                                                       59

102.       Section 11 amended                                                        59

103.       Section 14 repealed                                                         59

104.       Sections 16 to 19 inserted                                                59

16.            Commutation of pension to meet surcharge debt            59

17.            Benefit if no pension payable                              61

18.            Conversion of lump sum to meet surcharge debt            63

19.            Administration costs                                             63

105.       Second Schedule amended                                              64

106.       State Superannuation (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2000 amended64

8A.            Reduction of spouse or de facto partner’s pension         64

Part 7 — Amendments about qualifications for appointment

107.       Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988 amended65

108.       Commercial Tribunal Act 1984 amended                       66

109.       Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1985 amended      66

110.       Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991 amended      67

111.       District Court of Western Australia Act 1969 amended  67

112.       Equal Opportunity Act 1984 amended                           68

113.       Fisheries Adjustment Schemes Act 1987 amended         69

114.       Land Valuation Tribunals Act 1978 amended                69

115.       Land Valuers Licensing Act 1978 amended                   70

116.       Racing Penalties (Appeals) Act 1990 amended              70

117.       Small Claims Tribunals Act 1974 amended                    71

7.              Eligibility to hold office as a referee                    71

118.       Solicitor‑General Act 1969 amended                             71

119.       Supreme Court Act 1935 amended                                 72

120.       Transfer of Land Act 1893 amended                             73

Part 8 — Amendments about the Crown

121.       Bail Act 1982 amended                                                  74

122.       Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988 amended75

123.       The Criminal Code amended                                          75

124.       Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991 amended      77

125.       District Court of Western Australia Act 1969 amended  78

126.       Family Court Act 1997 amended                                    79

127.       Juries Act 1957 amended                                               79

128.       Justices Act 1902 amended                                            80

129.       Local Courts Act 1904 amended                                    80

130.       Supreme Court Act 1935 amended                                 80

 

 

 

Acts Amendment and Repeal (Courts and Legal Practice) Act 2003

No. 65 of 2003

An Act —

·to repeal the Legal Practitioners Act 1893;

·to make amendments as a consequence of that repeal and the enactment of the Legal Practice Act 2003;

·for purposes related to that repeal and those amendments; and

·to make other amendments relating to courts and legal practice.

 

[Assented to 4 December 2003]

 

The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows:

 

Part 1  Preliminary

1.           Short title

             This Act may be cited as the Acts Amendment and Repeal (Courts and Legal Practice) Act 2003.

2.           Commencement

     (1)    This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by proclamation.

     (2)    Different days may be fixed under subsection (1) for different provisions.

Part 2 — Repeal of Legal Practitioners Act 1893 and transitional and savings provisions

Division 1 — Preliminary

3.           Interpretation

             In this Part —

              commencement day means the day on which Part 1 of the Legal Practice Act 2003 comes into operation;

              “1893 Act means the Legal Practitioners Act 1893;

              “2003 Act means the Legal Practice Act 2003.

Division 2 — Repeal

4.           Legal Practitioners Act 1893 repealed

             The Legal Practitioners Act 1893 is repealed.

Division 3 — Transitional and savings provisions

5.           Application of Interpretation Act 1984

     (1)    The provisions of the Interpretation Act 1984 about the repeal of written laws and the substitution of other written laws for those so repealed (for example, sections 16(1), 36 and 38) apply to the repeal of the 1893 Act as if the 2003 Act repealed that Act.

     (2)    The other provisions of this Part are additional to the provisions applied by subsection (1).

6.           Legal Practice Board: transitional and savings provisions

     (1)    In this section —

              former Board means The Legal Practice Board established under the 1893 Act;

              “new Board means the Legal Practice Board established under the 2003 Act.

     (2)    The new Board is the same entity as, and a continuation of, the former Board, and the rights and liabilities of or in relation to the former Board continue as rights and liabilities of or in relation to the new Board.

     (3)    Despite the repeal of the 1893 Act and the enactment of the 2003 Act —

                 (a)    section 4(1)(d) of the 1893 Act continues to apply to the terms of office being served immediately before the commencement day by members of the former Board elected under that provision; and

                 (b)    the new Board is to continue to be constituted in accordance with section 4(1)(d) of the 1893 Act, and the quorum is to continue to be determined in accordance with section 4(2a) of the 1893 Act,

             until the next election of Board members after the commencement day is held and the members so elected come into office.

     (4)    Despite section 7(2) of the 2003 Act, in the case of the 12 members of the new Board first elected after the coming into operation of this section —

                 (a)    the 6 members first elected are to hold office for a term of 2 years from the date of becoming a member; and

                 (b)    the 6 members next elected are to hold office for a term of one year from the date of becoming a member.

     (5)    If any 2 or more of the elected members receive the same number of votes, and the order of election of those members is relevant for the purposes of subsection (4), the members are to determine by lot which of them are appointed for 2 years.

     (6)    The member of the former Board holding office as chairman of the former Board immediately before the commencement day is to hold office as chairperson of the new Board until a chairperson is elected under the 2003 Act.

     (7)    The member of the former Board holding office as deputy chairman of the former Board immediately before the commencement day is to hold office as deputy chairperson of the new Board until a deputy chairperson is elected under the 2003 Act.

     (8)    An election for chairperson and deputy chairperson of the new Board must be held within 6 months of the commencement day.

7.           Articled clerks: savings provision

     (1)    Any legal practitioner who on the commencement day has an articled clerk within the meaning of the 2003 Act is taken to have been approved under section 20 of the 2003 Act to take, have and retain that articled clerk.

     (2)    Despite the repeal of section 15(2)(b) of the 1893 Act, any person who —

                 (a)    before the coming into operation of this section has commenced serving for a term of 5 years under articles of clerkship to a practitioner; and

                 (b)    serves for a term of 5 years under those articles and during that term —

                              (i)    passes the examinations (if any) prescribed for the purposes of section 15(2)(b) of the 1893 Act or by the rules under the 2003 Act for the purposes of this section; and

                             (ii)    satisfies the requirements for practical legal training prescribed by the rules under the 2003 Act for the purposes of this section,

                         is taken to be qualified to be admitted under section 27 of the 2003 Act.

     (3)    Part 3 of the 2003 Act applies to a person referred to in subsection (2) and to the articles served by that person.

     (4)    Despite the repeal of section 15(2)(b) of the 1893 Act, any person who, before the coming into operation of this section, has served for a term of 5 years under articles of clerkship to a practitioner as required by the 1893 Act and at any time during that term has passed the examinations prescribed for the purposes of section 15(2)(b) of the 1893 Act is taken to be qualified to be admitted under section 27 of the 2003 Act.

     (5)    A person referred to in subsection (2) or (4) is, after being admitted, subject to the same restrictions under section 33 of the 2003 Act as a person qualified to be admitted under section 27(2)(a) of that Act.

8.           Managing clerks: savings provision

     (1)    Despite the repeal of sections 16, 17 and 19 of the 1893 Act, those sections, and rules made under section 17 of that Act, continue to apply in respect of a person who is a managing clerk immediately before the commencement day as if the sections had not been repealed.

     (2)    An appeal that has been commenced under section 83 of the 1893 Act in respect of a refusal to grant a certificate under section 16 of that Act may be continued and dealt with as if those sections were still in operation.

9.           Review of legal costs determination

             Any legal costs determination made and in force under the 1893 Act immediately before the commencement day is to be reviewed under section 211 of the 2003 Act in the period of 2 years after it was made or last reviewed under the 1893 Act, as the case requires.

10.         Powers in relation to transitional provisions

     (1)    If there is no sufficient provision in this Part for dealing with a transitional matter the Governor may make regulations prescribing all matters that are required, necessary or convenient to be prescribed in relation to that matter.

     (2)    Regulations made under subsection (1) may provide that specific provisions of the 2003 Act —

                 (a)    do not apply; or

                 (b)    apply with specific modifications,

             to or in relation to any matter.

     (3)    Regulations made under subsection (1) must be made within 12 months after the commencement day.

     (4)    If regulations made under subsection (1) provide that a specified state of affairs is to be taken to have existed, or not to have existed, on and from a day that is earlier than the day on which the regulations are published in the Gazette but not earlier than the commencement day, the regulations have effect according to their terms.

     (5)    In subsection (4) —

              “specified means specified or described in the regulations.

     (6)    If regulations contain a provision referred to in subsection (4), the provision does not operate so as —

                 (a)    to affect in a manner prejudicial to any person (other than the State), the rights of that person existing before the day of publication of those regulations; or

                 (b)    to impose liabilities on any person (other than the State or an authority of the State) in respect of anything done or omitted to be done before the day of publication of those regulations.

Part 3  Amendments to other Acts consequential on enactment of Legal Practice Act 2003

11.         Power to amend regulations

     (1)    The Governor, on the recommendation of the Attorney General, may make regulations amending subsidiary legislation made under any Act.

     (2)    The Attorney General may make a recommendation under subsection (1) only if the Attorney General considers that each amendment proposed to be made by the regulations is necessary or desirable as a consequence of the enactment of the Legal Practice Act 2003 or this Act.

     (3)    Nothing in this section prevents subsidiary legislation from being amended in accordance with the Act under which it was made.

12.         Adoption Act 1994 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Adoption Act 1994*.

              [* Reprinted as at 2 January 2001.

                 For subsequent amendments see Act No. 3 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 4(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “lawyer” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “lawyer means a certificated practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

13.         Agricultural Practices (Disputes) Act 1995 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Agricultural Practices (Disputes) Act 1995*.

              [* Act No. 26 of 1995.]

     (2)    Section 25(2)(e) is amended by deleting “order made under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (3)    Schedule 1 clause 8(2) is amended by deleting “certificated legal practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            certificated practitioner (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

14.         Biological Control Act 1986 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Biological Control Act 1986*.

              [* Act No. 106 of 1986.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 33.]

     (2)    Section 58(3) is amended by deleting “certificated legal practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            certificated practitioner (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

15.         Builders’ Registration Act 1939 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Builders’ Registration Act 1939*.

              [* Reprinted as at 11 January 2002.]

     (2)    Section 2 is amended by deleting the definition of “Legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

     (3)    Section 5A(2) is amended by deleting “person who is a practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893 and who is” and inserting instead —

             “ legal practitioner ”.

     (4)    Section 5B(3) is amended by deleting “he is a practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ he or she is a legal practitioner ”.

     (5)    Sections 5C(1a)(a) and 27(2) are amended by deleting “practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ legal practitioner ”.

     (6)    Section 45A(4)(a) is amended by deleting “legal practitioner” and inserting instead —

            certificated practitioner (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (7)    Section 45A(5) is amended in the definition of “legally qualified person” by deleting “articled law clerk” and inserting instead —

             “ articled clerk (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

16.         Censorship Act 1996 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Censorship Act 1996*.

              [* Act No. 40 of 1996.]

     (2)    Section 119(2)(c) is amended by deleting “as defined in section 3 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

17.         Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988*.

              [* Reprinted as at 25 August 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 51 and Act No. 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 32(2) is amended by deleting “Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

     (3)    Section 32(4) is amended by deleting the definition of “certificated practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “certificated practitioner means a certificated practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

18.         Chiropractors Act 1964 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Chiropractors Act 1964*.

              [* Reprinted as at 7 December 2001.]

     (2)    Section 7(2)(a) is amended by deleting “person who is a practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893,” and inserting instead —

             legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

19.         Civil Liability Act 2002 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Civil Liability Act 2002.

         [* Act No. 35 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 16 is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003.

”.

     (3)    Section 17(2)(a)(i) is amended by deleting “an agreement under the Legal Practitioners Act 1893 section 59” and inserting instead —

             a costs agreement within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003

”.

20.         Coal Industry Tribunal of Western Australia Act 1992 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Coal Industry Tribunal of Western Australia Act 1992*.

              [* Act No. 37 of 1992.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 54 and Act No. 20 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 14(6) is amended by deleting “within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

21.         Commercial Arbitration Act 1985 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Commercial Arbitration Act 1985*.

              [* Act No. 109 of 1985.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 56.]

     (2)    Sections 20(5) and (6) are repealed and the following subsections are inserted instead —

    (5)    A person who is not a legal practitioner does not breach the Legal Practice Act 2003 or any other Act merely by representing a party in arbitration proceedings under this Act.

    (6)    In this section —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003 or a person entitled to practise as a legal practitioner in any other place;

    “legally qualified person means —

         (a)    a legal practitioner; or

        (b)    any other person who, in the opinion of the arbitrator or umpire, has such qualifications or experience in law (whether acquired in Western Australia or in any other place in or outside Australia) as would be likely to afford an advantage in the proceedings.

”.

     (3)    Section 61(1)(a) is amended by deleting “determination under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

22.         Commercial Tribunal Act 1984 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Commercial Tribunal Act 1984*.

              [* Reprinted as at 10 May 2002.]

     (2)    Section 11(2) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (3)    Section 15(3) is amended by deleting “certificated legal practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            certificated practitioner (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

23.         Companies (Co‑operative) Act 1943 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Companies (Co‑operative) Act 1943*.

              [* Reprinted as at 14 January 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 60 and Gazette 28 June 2002 p. 3052‑4.]

     (2)    Section 397(3) is amended by deleting “of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, as defined by the Legal Practitioners’ Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

24.         Consumer Affairs Act 1971 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Consumer Affairs Act 1971*.

              [* Reprinted as at 25 March 1999.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 74.]

     (2)    Section 4(2b) is amended by deleting “Part IV of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ Part 12 of the Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

25.         Coroners Act 1996 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Coroners Act 1996*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 August 2001.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 77.]

     (2)    Sections 6(6) and 7(4) are amended by deleting “practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

26.         The Criminal Code amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to The Criminal Code*.

              [* Reprinted as at 9 February 2001 as the Schedule to the Criminal Code appearing as Appendix B to the Criminal Code Compilation Act 1913.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 89 and Acts Nos. 3, 6, 8  and 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 570(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “lawyer” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “lawyer means a certificated practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

     (3)    Section 570H(2)(b) is amended by deleting “practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893)” and inserting instead —

             legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

27.         Criminal Investigation (Exceptional Powers) and Fortification Removal Act 2002 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Criminal Investigation (Exceptional Powers) and Fortification Removal Act 2002*.

              [* Act No. 21 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 19(1) is amended by deleting “within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

28.         Debt Collectors Licensing Act 1964 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Debt Collectors Licensing Act 1964*.

              [* Reprinted as approved 2 February 1972.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 96.]

     (2)    Section 4(a) is deleted and the following paragraph is inserted instead —

    (a)    a certificated practitioner (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

29.         Declarations and Attestations Act 1913 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Declarations and Attestations Act 1913*.

              [* Reprinted as at 24 May 2002.]

     (2)    The Schedule item 11 is deleted and the following item is inserted instead —

    11.    A legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003).

”.

30.         Dental Act 1939 amended

     (1)    The amendment in this section is to the Dental Act 1939*.

              [* Reprinted as at 25 June 1999.]

     (2)    Section 4 is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner”.

31.         Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991*.

              [* Reprinted as at 1 June 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 100 and Act No. 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 3 is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

32.         District Court of Western Australia Act 1969 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the District Court of Western Australia Act 1969*.

              [* Reprinted as at 19 January 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 103 and Act No. 23 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 6 is amended by inserting the following definition in the appropriate alphabetical position —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

     (3)    Section 17(1) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ legal practitioner ”.

     (4)    Section 39(1) is amended by deleting “, as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893,” and inserting instead —

             “ (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

     (5)    Section 40 is amended by deleting “as defined in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893,”.

     (6)    Section 53(1) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ legal practitioner ”.

     (7)    Section 64(1) is amended by deleting “a determination in force under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            any legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (8)    Section 66 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting “as defined in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893,”;

                 (b)    by deleting “according to a determination in force under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            in accordance with any legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (9)    Section 88(2)(b) is amended by deleting “determinations under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

33.         Equal Opportunity Act 1984 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Equal Opportunity Act 1984*.

              [* Reprinted as at 21 July 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 118 and Acts Nos. 3 and 20 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 4(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

34.         Evidence Act 1906 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Evidence Act 1906*.

              [* Reprinted as at 4 January 2001.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 121 and Acts Nos. 3 and 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 122 is amended by deleting “section 76(1) of the Legal Practitioner’s Act 1893,” and inserting instead —

             “ section 123 of the Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

35.         Finance Brokers Control Act 1975 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Finance Brokers Control Act 1975*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 March 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 126.]

     (2)    Section 5(1)(f) is amended by deleting “certificated legal practitioners, within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893,” and inserting instead —

             certificated practitioners (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (3)    Section 7(1)(c) and the “and” following is deleted and the following paragraph is inserted instead —

    (c)    one shall be a legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003); and

”.

     (4)    Section 19(6) is amended by deleting “certificated legal practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            certificated practitioner (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (5)    Section 19(7) is amended by deleting “legal practitioner” and inserting instead —

             “ certificated practitioner ”.

36.         Fish Resources Management Act 1994 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Fish Resources Management Act 1994*.

              [* Reprinted as at 28 April 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 141 and Act No. 2 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 153(5) is amended by deleting “within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

37.         Fisheries Adjustment Schemes Act 1987 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Fisheries Adjustment Schemes Act 1987*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 May 2002.]

     (2)    Section 14U(5) is amended by deleting “within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

38.         Gas Pipelines Access (Western Australia) Act 1998 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Gas Pipelines Access (Western Australia) Act 1998*.

              [* Reprinted as at 11 August 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 148.]

     (2)    Section 49 is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a certificated practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003.

”.

39.         Gender Reassignment Act 2000 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Gender Reassignment Act 2000*.

              [* Act No. 2 of 2000.]

     (2)    Section 6(2)(a) is amended by deleting “as defined in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

40.         Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990*.

              [* Reprinted as at 21 April 1997.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 156‑7 and Act No. 3 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 3(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

     (3)    Section 6(3)(a) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ legal practitioner ”.

     (4)    Sections 51(3) and 70(3) are amended by deleting “Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

41.         Industrial Relations Act 1979 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Industrial Relations Act 1979*.

              [* Reprinted as at 4 February 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 177 and Act No. 20 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 7(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a certificated practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

     (3)    Sections 42B(7), 97UJ(5) and 112A(3) are amended by deleting “section 77A of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ section 123(3)(c) of the Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

42.         Juries Act 1957 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Juries Act 1957*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 July 2000.]

     (2)    Sections 56A(1), in paragraph (b) of the definition of “prosecuting officer”, 56B(2)(h) and 56C(2)(g) are amended by deleting “practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

                 legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (3)    The Second Schedule Part I item 1(f) is deleted and the following paragraph is inserted instead —

     (f)    Legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003).

”.

43.         Justices Act 1902 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Justices Act 1902*.

              [* Reprinted as at 8 October 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 193 and Act No. 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 183 is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

44.         Land Valuers Licensing Act 1978 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Land Valuers Licensing Act 1978*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 May 2002.]

     (2)    Section 4 is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a certificated practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

45.         Law Reform Commission Act 1972 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Law Reform Commission Act 1972*.

              [* Reprinted as at 26 October 2001.]

     (2)    Section 6(1) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    in paragraph (a) by deleting “within the meaning of section 3 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893,” and inserting instead —

                         (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”;

                 (b)    in paragraph (c) by deleting “practitioner within the meaning of section 3 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893,” and inserting instead —

             legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

46.         Law Society Public Purposes Trust Act 1985 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Law Society Public Purposes Trust Act 1985*.

              [* Act No. 60 of 1985.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 202.]

     (2)    Section 2 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by inserting before “In this Act” the subsection designation “(1)”;

                 (b)    by deleting the definitions of “trust account” and “trust moneys”;

                 (c)    in the definition of “Trust Deed” by deleting the semi‑colon and inserting a full stop instead;

                 (d)    by adding the following subsection —

    (2)    A word or expression used in this Act has the same meaning as it has in the Legal Practice Act 2003 unless —

    (a)    this Act gives it another meaning; or

    (b)    the contrary intention appears in some other way.

”.

     (3)    Section 3(1) is amended by deleting “by legal practitioners, or firms of legal practitioners” and inserting instead —

             “ under the Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

47.         Legal Aid Commission Act 1976 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Legal Aid Commission Act 1976*.

              [* Reprinted as at 5 March 1999.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 203.]

     (2)    Section 4(1) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting the definitions of “Barristers’ Board” and “practitioner”;

                 (b)    by inserting the following definitions in the appropriate alphabetical positions —

    “certificated practitioner has the same meaning as in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

    “Legal Practice Board means the Board established by section 6 of the Legal Practice Act 2003;

    “practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”;

                 (c)    by deleting the definition of “private practitioner” and inserting instead —

    “private practitioner means a certificated practitioner who is —

         (a)    practising on his or her own account whether alone or in partnership;

        (b)    an employee of a certificated practitioner who is so practising; or

         (c)    an employee or officer of an incorporated legal practice (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003);

”.

     (3)    Section 14(1) is amended by deleting “Division 4 of Part VI of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ Part 13 Division 3 of the Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

     (4)    Section 19(3) is amended by deleting “Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

     (5)    Section 39(1a) is amended by deleting “section 63(1) of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ section 227(1) of the Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

     (6)    Section 40(4) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    in paragraph (b) —

                              (i)    by inserting after “member of a firm” the following —

             or director of an incorporated legal practice

”;

                             (ii)    by inserting after “the firm” the following —

                                     “ or incorporated legal practice ”;

                 (b)    in paragraph (c) —

                              (i)    by inserting after “firm of private practitioners” the following —

             or an officer or employee of an incorporated legal practice

”;

                             (ii)    by deleting in the second place it occurs “or firm” and inserting instead —

             , firm or incorporated legal practice

”.

     (7)    Section 40(6a) is amended by deleting “Part IV of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893 by the Barristers’ Board” and inserting instead —

            Part 12 of the Legal Practice Act 2003 by the Legal Practice Board

”.

     (8)    Section 56(2)(f) is deleted and the following paragraph is inserted instead —

     (f)    the Legal Practice Board,

”.

     (9)    Section 61(1) is amended by deleting “Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

   (10)    Section 61(4) is amended by deleting “Part V of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ Part 10 of the Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

   (11)    Section 64(2c) is amended by deleting “Barristers’ Board for the purposes of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            Legal Practice Board for the purposes of the Legal Practice Act 2003

”.

   (12)    Section 64(4)(c) is deleted and the following paragraph is inserted instead —

    (c)    in an inquiry by the Legal Practice Board, or in proceedings before the Supreme Court, under the Legal Practice Act 2003.

”.

48.         Legal Practitioners Act Amendment Act 1976 amended

             Section 5 of the Legal Practitioners Act Amendment Act 1976* is repealed.

              [* Act No. 113 of 1976.]

49.         Local Courts Act 1904 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Local Courts Act 1904*.

              [* Reprinted as at 12 January 2001.]

     (2)    Section 83 is amended by deleting “determinations under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003

”.

     (3)    Section 87 is amended by deleting “according to the costs fixed by determinations under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            in accordance with any legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

50.         Long Service Leave Act 1958 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Long Service Leave Act 1958*.

              [* Reprinted as approved 11 July 1974.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 222 and Act No. 20 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 37 is amended by deleting “legal practitioner who is a certificated practitioner under and for the purposes of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            certificated practitioner (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

51.         Mental Health Act 1996 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Mental Health Act 1996*.

              [* Act No. 68 of 1996.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 231.]

     (2)    Section 3 is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

     (3)    Schedule 2 clause 3(3) is amended by deleting “, within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893,” and inserting instead —

             “ (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

52.         Mining Act 1978 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Mining Act 1978*.

              [* Reprinted as at 7 September 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 246 and Act No. 15 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 162(2)(r) is amended by deleting “determinations under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

53.         Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act 1943 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act 1943*.

              [* Reprinted as at 20 November 1998.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 252 and Act No. 7 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 27A(2) is amended by deleting “a determination in force under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            any legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) that is in force

”.

54.         Official Prosecutions (Defendants’ Costs) Act 1973 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Official Prosecutions (Defendants’ Costs) Act 1973*.

              [* Reprinted as at 19 February 1999.]

     (2)    Section 5(5) is repealed and the following is inserted instead —

    (5)    The amount of costs ordered, other than Court fees, shall be in accordance with the scale fixed from time to time by a legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003).

”.

55.         Osteopaths Act 1997 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Osteopaths Act 1997*.

              [* Act No. 58 of 1997.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 263.]

     (2)    Section 3 is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

56.         Psychologists Registration Act 1976 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Psychologists Registration Act 1976*.

              [* Act No. 141 of 1976.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 301.]

     (2)    Section 9(1)(d) is amended by deleting “practitioners within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1893” and inserting instead —

             legal practitioners (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

57.         Public Notaries Act 1979 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Public Notaries Act 1979*.

              [* Act No. 70 of 1979.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 303.]

     (2)    Section 7(2)(a) is amended by deleting “Legal Practitioners Act, 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

     (3)    Section 15A is amended by deleting “by a determination under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            by legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (4)    Section 16(2) is amended by deleting “Legal Practitioners Act, 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

58.         Racing Penalties (Appeals) Act 1990 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Racing Penalties (Appeals) Act 1990*.

              [* Reprinted as at 19 October 2001.]

     (2)    Section 16(7) is amended by deleting “certificated legal practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            certificated practitioner (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (3)    Section 25(2)(g) is amended by deleting “order made under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

59.         Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978*.

              [* Reprinted as at 9 March 2001.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 317.]

     (2)    Section 4(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a certificated practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

     (3)    Section 131A is amended in the definition of “incidental expenses” by deleting paragraph (d) and inserting the following paragraph instead —

        (d)    the costs of a legal practitioner;

”.

60.         Registration of Deeds Act 1856 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Registration of Deeds Act 1856*.

              [* Reprinted as approved 16 March 1976.]

     (2)    Section 6 is amended by deleting “practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1893,” and inserting instead —

            legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

61.         Residential Tenancies Act 1987 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Residential Tenancies Act 1987*.

              [* Reprinted as at 22 January 1999.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 321.]

     (2)    Section 22(6) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”;

                 (b)    in the definition of “legally qualified person” by deleting “articled law clerk” and inserting instead —

          articled clerk (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

62.         Retirement Villages Act 1992 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Retirement Villages Act 1992*.

              [* Reprinted as at 22 January 1999.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 323.]

     (2)    Section 24 is amended by deleting “practitioner within the meaning of the term in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

     (3)    Section 47(8) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”;

                 (b)    in the definition of “legally qualified person” by deleting “articled law clerk” and inserting instead —

          articled clerk (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

63.         Royal Commission (Police) Act 2002 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Royal Commission (Police) Act 2002*.

              [* Act No. 10 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 3(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

64.         Sale of Land Act 1970 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Sale of Land Act 1970*.

              [* Reprinted as at 25 January 2002.]

     (2)    Section 14(2)(b)(ii) is amended by deleting “, as defined in section 3 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893,” and inserting instead —

             “ (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003) ”.

65.         Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996*.

              [* Act No. 27 of 1996.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 338.]

     (2)    Section 28(2)(a) is amended by deleting “practitioner holding a current practice certificate under the Legal Practitioners Act 1893,” and inserting instead —

             certificated practitioner (within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

66.         Settlement Agents Act 1981 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Settlement Agents Act 1981*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 November 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 341.]

     (2)    Section 3(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “legal practitioner” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “legal practitioner means a certificated practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

     (3)    Section 46(5) is amended by deleting “provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ Legal Practice Act 2003, ”.

67.         Strata Titles Act 1985 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Strata Titles Act 1985*.

              [* Reprinted as at 1 July 1999.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 363 and Act No. 24 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 72 is amended by deleting “practitioner within the meaning of the term in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

68.         Suitors’ Fund Act 1964 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Suitors’ Fund Act 1964*.

              [* Reprinted as at 29 October 1999.]

     (2)    Section 8(2)(c) is amended by deleting “Barristers’ Board constituted under the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             Legal Practice Board established by the Legal Practice Act 2003

”.

69.         Supreme Court Act 1935 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Supreme Court Act 1935*.

              [* Reprinted as at 9 February 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 370 and Act No. 23 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 4 is amended by inserting the following definition in the appropriate alphabetical position —

    “legal practitioner means a legal practitioner as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003;

”.

     (3)    Section 11A(2)(a) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ legal practitioner ”.

     (4)    Section 11A(2)(b) is amended by deleting “person who has been admitted as a practitioner under the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ legal practitioner ”.

     (5)    Section 11A(2a)(a) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ legal practitioner ”.

     (6)    Section 49(1) is amended by deleting “practitioner of the Supreme Court” and inserting instead —

             “ legal practitioner ”.

     (7)    Section 154(1) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             “ legal practitioner ”.

     (8)    Section 167(1) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    in paragraph (d) by deleting “determinations under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”;

                 (b)    in paragraph (da) by deleting “the subject of a determination under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             fixed by legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

70.         Town Planning and Development Act 1928 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Town Planning and Development Act 1928*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 November 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 382 and Acts Nos. 25 of 2001 and 24 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 42(2)(a) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

71.         Women’s Legal Status Act 1923 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Women’s Legal Status Act 1923*.

              [* Act No. 56 of 1923.]

     (2)    Section 2 is amended by deleting “practitioner within the meaning of that term in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

72.         Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981*.

              [* Reprinted as at 14 September 2001.]

     (2)    Sections 84X(2)(a), 84ZL(2)(a), 84ZQ(1)(a) and 87(2) are amended by deleting “a determination in force under section 58W of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             any legal costs determination (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

73.         Young Offenders Act 1994 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Young Offenders Act 1994*.

              [* Reprinted as at 8 December 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 423.]

     (2)    Section 152(5)(b) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

             legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003)

”.

Part 4  Legal Contribution Trust Act 1967 amended and transitional provisions

74.         The Act amended

             The amendments in this Part are to the Legal Contribution Trust Act 1967*.

              [* Reprinted as at 5 February 1999.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 204.]

75.         Section 4 amended

             Section 4 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by inserting before “In this Act” the subsection designation “(1)”;

                 (b)    by deleting the definition of “Board”;

                 (c)    by inserting in the appropriate alphabetical positions the following definitions —

    “bank means —

         (a)    an ADI (authorised deposit‑taking institution) as defined in section 5 of the Banking Act 1959 of the Commonwealth; or

        (b)    a bank constituted by a law of a State or the Commonwealth;

    “prescribed means prescribed by the regulations;

”;

                 (d)    by deleting the definition of “practitioner” and inserting instead —

    practitioner has the same meaning as “legal practitioner” in the Legal Practice Act 2003 and, for the purposes of Parts III and IV, where a practitioner practises in partnership with other practitioners, and no other person, the expression includes the partnership;

”;

                 (e)    in the definition of “professional defalcation” by deleting “clerks or servants” and inserting instead —

                         “ employees ”;

                  (f)    in the definition of “trust account” by deleting “Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

                         “ Legal Practice Act 2003 ”.

     (2)    At the end of section 4 the following subsection is inserted —

    (2)    A word or expression used in this Act has the same meaning as it has in the Legal Practice Act 2003 unless —

    (a)    this Act gives it another meaning; or

    (b)    the contrary intention appears.

”.

76.         Sections 4A and 4B inserted

             After section 4 the following sections are inserted in Part I —

4A.        Application of Act to multi‑disciplinary partnerships and incorporated legal practices

    (1)    Subject to subsections (2) and (3) and any regulations that provide otherwise, this Act applies to incorporated legal practices and multi‑disciplinary partnerships in the same way as it applies to practitioners, as if a reference in this Act to “practitioner” included a reference to “incorporated legal practice” and “multi‑disciplinary partnership”.

    (2)    For the purposes of the application of this Act to incorporated legal practices, unless the regulations provide otherwise, a reference in this Act to “professional defalcation” is taken to include the stealing or fraudulent conversion, by —

    (a)    an incorporated legal practice;

    (b)    any one or more of the officers or employees of the incorporated legal practice; or

    (c)    a person with whom the incorporated legal practice shares receipts (other than as principal and agent),

            of money or other property at any time entrusted to the incorporated legal practice, a person referred to in paragraph (b) or (c), or any of them, but only if the defalcation occurs in the course of the provision of legal services.

    (3)    For the purposes of the application of this Act to multi‑disciplinary partnerships, unless the regulations provide otherwise, a reference in this Act to “professional defalcation” is taken to include the stealing or fraudulent conversion, by —

    (a)    a multi‑disciplinary partnership;

    (b)    any one or more of the partners or employees of the multi‑disciplinary partnership; or

    (c)    a person with whom the multi‑disciplinary partnership shares receipts (other than as principal and agent),

            of money or other property at any time entrusted to the multi‑disciplinary partnership, a person referred to in paragraph (b) or (c), or any of them, but only if the defalcation occurs in the course of the provision of legal services.

    (4)    Nothing in this section limits the application of this Act to a person who is a practitioner.

4B.        Application of this Act to interstate practitioners and practitioners who engage in legal practice outside the State

    (1)    In this section —

    “contributing interstate practitioner means an interstate practitioner within the meaning of the Legal Practice Act 2003 who —

         (i)    has complied with sections 91 and 93 of that Act; and

        (ii)    maintains a trust account in this State.

    (2)    Subject to subsection (3) and any regulations that provide otherwise, this Act applies to contributing interstate practitioners in the same way as it applies to practitioners, as if a reference in this Act to “practitioner” included a reference to “contributing interstate practitioner”.

    (3)    Subject to this Act and any regulations that provide otherwise, a claim lies against the Guarantee Fund —

    (a)    in relation to a pecuniary loss occurring wholly in this State from a professional defalcation by a local practitioner (whether or not in the course of engaging in legal practice in this State);

    (b)    in relation to a pecuniary loss occurring wholly in this State from a professional defalcation by a contributing interstate practitioner (whether or not in the course of engaging in legal practice in this State);

    (c)    in relation to a pecuniary loss from a professional defalcation by a local practitioner (whether or not in the course of engaging in legal practice in this State), if —

     (i)    the loss occurred both in this State and in another State; or

     (ii)    the loss occurred in this State or another State or both, but it cannot be determined precisely where the loss occurred;

             or

    (d)    in the circumstances where an agreement or arrangement under subsection (4) provides that a claim is payable.

    (4)    The Legal Contribution Trust may make agreements or arrangements with a regulatory authority of another State for the payment of claims arising from professional defalcations by local practitioners or interstate practitioners who are required to contribute to a fidelity fund in this State and in that other State.

    (5)    This section applies despite anything to the contrary in this Act.

”.

77.         Heading to Part III replaced

             The heading to Part III is deleted and the following heading is inserted instead —

Part III — Interest on trust accounts paid to Fund

”.

78.         Sections 10, 11 and 12 repealed and transitional provision

     (1)    Sections 10, 11 and 12 are repealed.

     (2)    Despite section 11 of The Criminal Code, a person may be punished after the commencement of subsection (1) for an offence against repealed section 11.

79.         Section 13 replaced

             Section 13 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

13.         Bank to pay interest on trust accounts to Trust

    (1)    In this section —

    “relevant period means —

         (a)    the 6 months ending on 31 December; and

        (b)    the 6 months ending on 30 June,

           in each financial year, or such other period as is prescribed.

    (2)    Each bank with which a trust account is maintained shall pay to the Trust the prescribed percentage of the interest earned on the moneys in the trust account during the relevant period.

    (3)    The interest shall be paid to the Trust by the bank at such times as prescribed.

    (4)    The rate of interest payable on moneys in the trust account shall be —

    (a)    the rate prescribed by, or determined in accordance with, the regulations; or

    (b)    if no regulations are made as to such a rate, the rate agreed between the bank and the Trust.

    (5)    This section does not apply in respect of a trust account if, during the relevant period, the lowest balance of the trust account, or where more than one trust account is maintained by the same practitioner, the lowest sum of the balance of the trust accounts is less than $500.

”.

80.         Section 14 amended

             Section 14(1) is amended by deleting “resulting from investments made” and inserting instead —

             “ received ”.

81.         Section 16 amended

             Section 16(2)(d) and “and” following are deleted and the following paragraph is inserted instead —

    (d)    moneys paid to the Trust under section 93 or 146 of the Legal Practice Act 2003; and

”.

82.         Section 17 replaced

             Section 17 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

17.         Investment of Guarantee Fund

    (1)    The Trust may, with the approval of the Minister, invest that portion of the Guarantee Fund that is not immediately required for the purposes of this Part —

    (a)    on deposit with a bank in the State, bearing interest at a rate agreed between the bank and the Trust;

    (b)    on loan to the Treasurer at a rate of interest that is agreed with the Treasurer; or

    (c)    as trust funds may be invested under Part III of the Trustees Act 1962.

    (2)    The Trust shall apply the moneys resulting from investment under subsection (1) in the manner provided by section 14.

”.

83.         Section 18 amended

             Section 18(1) is amended by deleting “section 58D(b) of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            section 151(1)(b) of the Legal Practice Act 2003

”.

84.         Section 28 amended

     (1)    Section 28(1) is amended by deleting “practitioner” in the 3 places where it occurs and substituting in each place —

             “ person ”.

     (2)    Section 28(2) is amended by deleting “practitioner” and inserting instead —

             “ person ”.

85.         Section 51 amended

             Section 51(2) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted —

    (2)    An action shall not lie against a practitioner or a bank by reason of anything done by the bank in compliance with section 13.

”.

86.         Section 56 amended

     (1)    Section 56(1) is amended by deleting “Without limiting the power to make rules under, and for the purposes of, Part V, the” and inserting instead —

             “ The ”.

     (2)    Section 56(2)(a) is deleted and the following paragraphs are inserted instead —

    (a)    for the purposes of section 4A, making provision as to the application of this Act to incorporated legal practices and multi‑disciplinary partnerships;

   (aa)    for the purposes of section 13, prescribing —

     (i)    the percentage of interest to be paid to the Trust;

     (ii)    the times at which interest is to be paid to the Trust;

    (iii)    the rate at which interest is to be paid, or how the rate is to be determined; and

    (iv)    the relevant period;

”.

87.         Transitional provisions

     (1)    In this section —

              “commencement day means the day on which Part 10 of the Legal Practice Act 2003 comes into operation;

              “Trust means the Legal Contribution Trust established under the Legal Contribution Trust Act 1967.

     (2)    Moneys that, on the commencement day, are maintained on deposit by a legal practitioner to the credit of the Trust under section 11 of the Legal Contribution Trust Act 1967 —

                 (a)    are to be taken on and after that day to be moneys deposited by the legal practitioner to the credit of a trust account under section 137 of the Legal Practice Act 2003; and

                 (b)    may be dealt with under the Legal Practice Act 2003 and the Legal Contribution Trust Act 1967 accordingly.

     (3)    If moneys deposited by a legal practitioner to the credit of the Trust under section 11 of the Legal Contribution Trust Act 1967 are, immediately before the commencement day, the subject of an order made under section 58C of the Legal Practitioners Act 1893, the Trust may continue to apply those moneys for the purposes of the order.

Part 5  Amendments relating to State Solicitor and savings provision

88.         Bail Act 1982 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Bail Act 1982*.

              [* Reprinted as at 27 August 1999.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 27 and Acts Nos. 6 and 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 7A(2)(a) is amended by deleting “Crown”.

     (3)    Section 21(2)(b) is amended by deleting “Crown”.

89.         The Criminal Code amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to The Criminal Code*.

              [* Reprinted as at 9 February 2001 as the Schedule to the Criminal Code appearing as Appendix B to the Criminal Code Compilation Act 1913.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 89 and Acts Nos. 3, 6, 8  and 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 744 is amended by deleting “Crown” in both places where it occurs and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

90.         Crown Suits Act 1947 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Crown Suits Act 1947*.

              [* Reprinted as approved 14 April 1971.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 91.]

     (2)    Section 6(1)(a) and (3)(c) are amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

91.         Escheat (Procedure) Act 1940 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Escheat (Procedure) Act 1940*.

              [* Act No. 45 of 1940.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 118.]

     (2)    Section 4 is amended by deleting “Crown Solicitor” and inserting instead —

             “ State Solicitor ”.

92.         Financial Administration and Audit Act 1985 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Financial Administration and Audit Act 1985*.

              [* Reprinted as at 24 November 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 131 and Acts Nos. 5 and 20 of 2002 and Gazettes 22 March 2002 p. 1651 and 10 May 2002 p. 2445.]

     (2)    Section 88 is amended by deleting “Crown” in both places where it occurs and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

93.         The Grand Jury Abolition Act Amendment Act 1883 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to The Grand Jury Abolition Act Amendment Act 1883*.

              [* Act No. 47 Vict., No. 6.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 156.]

     (2)    Section 10 is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

94.         Law Reform Commission Act 1972 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Law Reform Commission Act 1972*.

              [* Reprinted as at 26 October 2001.]

     (2)    Section 6(1)(c) is amended by deleting “Crown Solicitor’s Office of the State” and inserting instead —

             “ State Solicitor’s Office ”.

95.         Public Trustee Act 1941 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Public Trustee Act 1941*.

              [* Reprinted as at 4 May 2001.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 308 and Act No. 3 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 17 is amended by deleting “Crown Solicitor” and inserting instead —

              “ State Solicitor ”.

96.         Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981*.

             [* Reprinted as at 14 September 2001.]

     (2)    Section 84I(5)(a) is amended by deleting “State Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

97.         References to Crown Solicitor

             If in a written law or other document or instrument there is a reference to the Crown Solicitor that reference may, where the context so requires, be read as if it had been amended to be a reference to the State Solicitor.

Part 6  Amendments to the Judges’ Salaries and Pensions Act 1950

98.         The Act amended

             The amendments in this Part, other than section 106, are to the Judges’ Salaries and Pensions Act 1950*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 March 1994.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 187.]

99.         Section 2 amended

             Section 2(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “Index” and inserting the following definitions in their appropriate alphabetical positions —

    actuary means a Fellow or Accredited Member of The Institute of Actuaries of Australia;

    “Index means the Consumer Price Index number (All Groups Index) for Perth published by the Commonwealth Statistician under the Census and Statistics Act 1905 of the Commonwealth;

”.

100.       Section 6 amended

             After section 6(2b) the following subsection is inserted —

  (2c)    Unless the Governor decides otherwise no pension is payable under this section to a Judge who has been removed under section 55 of the Constitution Act 1889, or section 9 of the Supreme Court Act 1935.

”.

101.       Section 8B amended

     (1)    Section 8B(1) is amended by deleting “such percentage as is determined by the Treasurer to be”.

     (2)    Section 8B(4) is amended by deleting “Where, for the purposes of determining the increase to be made in pensions for any year, the Treasurer determines that the Index for a” and inserting instead —

             “ If, in any year, the Index for the ”.

102.       Section 11 amended

             Section 11(b) is amended by inserting after “monthly” —

             “ , or at such other frequency as is agreed between the Minister and the person entitled to the pension, ”.

103.       Section 14 repealed

             Section 14 is repealed.

104.       Sections 16 to 19 inserted

             After section 15 the following sections are inserted —

16.         Commutation of pension to meet surcharge debt

    (1)    A retired Judge who —

    (a)    is in receipt of a pension under this Act; and

    (b)    is liable to pay a surcharge as a result of becoming entitled to that pension,

            may commute part of the pension for the purpose of paying all or part of the surcharge.

    (2)    If a surcharge becomes payable from the estate of a deceased Judge or retired Judge, a person who is in receipt of a pension under section 7 as a result of the Judge’s or retired Judge’s death may commute part of the pension for the purpose of paying all or part of the surcharge on behalf of the executor or administrator of the estate.

    (3)    A person wanting to commute a pension under subsection (1) or (2) is to give to the Minister a notice to that effect, setting out the amount of the lump sum benefit that the person wants to be paid (the requested amount), which cannot be more than the surcharge.

    (4)    On receipt of a notice under subsection (3) the Minister is to give to the person a notice setting out the amount by which the person’s pension would be reduced under subsection (6)(b) if the commutation was effected on the day on which the Minister gives the notice.

    (5)    If, after receiving the Minister’s notice, the person wants to proceed with the commutation, the person is to give to the Minister a notice to that effect.

    (6)    On receipt by the Minister of a notice under subsection (5) —

    (a)    the person becomes entitled to a lump sum benefit of an amount equal to the requested amount; and

    (b)    the person’s pension (as at the date of that receipt) is reduced to an amount determined by the Minister, on the advice of an actuary, to be actuarially equivalent to the value of the pension before the application of this section, reduced by the requested amount.

    (7)    A notice given to the Minister for the purposes of this section is to be —

    (a)    made in the form and manner, and given within the period, determined by the Minister; and

    (b)    accompanied by such information as is determined by the Minister.

    (8)    In this section —

    surcharge means an amount payable to the Commissioner of Taxation under the Superannuation Contributions Tax (Members of Constitutionally Protected Superannuation Funds) Imposition Act 1997 of the Commonwealth or any other Act of the Commonwealth prescribed for the purposes of this definition.

17.         Benefit if no pension payable

    (1)    If a Judge ceases to hold office as a Judge (other than as a result of the death of the Judge) but does not become entitled to a pension under this Act, the Judge is entitled to —

    (a)    if the Judge is under 55 years of age, a preserved benefit; or

    (b)    otherwise, payment of a lump sum benefit,

            of an amount determined under subsection (3).

    (2)    If a Judge who does not have a spouse or de facto partner dies while still in office a lump sum benefit of an amount determined under subsection (3) is to be paid to the executor or administrator of the Judge’s estate.

    (3)    The amount of the lump sum benefit is the amount determined by the Minister on the advice of an actuary to be —

    (a)    the minimum benefit required for the State not to incur an individual superannuation guarantee shortfall in respect of the Judge; less

    (b)    the employer sponsored component of any benefit —

     (i)    to which the Judge is entitled as a result of ceasing to hold office as a Judge; or

     (ii)    payable as a result of the death of the Judge,

             (as the case requires) from any other superannuation scheme to which the State contributed in respect of the Judge while he or she was a Judge.

    (4)    A preserved benefit to which a Judge is entitled under subsection (1)(b) is to be dealt with in accordance with the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 of the Commonwealth as if —

    (a)    the benefit were a preserved benefit in a regulated superannuation fund (within the meaning of that Act); and

    (b)    the preservation age for the Judge was 55 years (or such greater age as is prescribed).

    (5)    If a Judge who is entitled to a benefit under subsection (1) dies before it is paid, the benefit is to be paid to the executor or administrator of the Judge’s estate.

    (6)    Benefits payable under this section are to be charged to the Consolidated Fund which is, to the necessary extent, appropriated accordingly.

    (7)    The Governor may make regulations prescribing an age greater than 55 years for the purposes of subsection (4)(b).

    (8)    In subsection (3) —

    individual superannuation guarantee shortfall has the meaning given by section 17 of the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 of the Commonwealth.

18.         Conversion of lump sum to meet surcharge debt

    (1)    A Judge who becomes entitled to a lump sum benefit under section 17 and is liable to pay a surcharge as a result of becoming entitled to that benefit may —

    (a)    convert all or part of the benefit into a commutable pension; and

    (b)    fully commute that pension.

    (2)    A Judge wanting to convert a benefit under subsection (1) is to give to the Minister a notice to that effect, setting out the amount that the Judge wants to be paid in the form of the commuted pension (the requested amount), which cannot be more than the surcharge.

    (3)    On receipt by the Minister of a notice under subsection (2) —

    (a)    the benefit to which the Judge is entitled under section 17 is reduced by the amount of the requested amount;

    (b)    the Judge becomes entitled to a pension of an amount calculated to be actuarially equivalent to a lump sum benefit of the requested amount; and

    (c)    that pension is commuted into, and the Judge becomes entitled to, a lump sum of the amount of the requested amount.

    (4)    In this section —

    surcharge has the same meaning as in section 16.

19.         Administration costs

            The costs of administering sections 6 to 17 are to be charged to the Consolidated Fund which is, to the necessary extent, appropriated accordingly.

”.

105.       Second Schedule amended

             Second Schedule Part III item 2 is amended by deleting “Treasurer” and inserting instead —

             “ Minister ”.

106.       State Superannuation (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2000 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the State Superannuation (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2000*.

              [* Act No. 43 of 2000.]

     (2)    Section 51(4) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (4)    Section 8A is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

8A.        Reduction of spouse or de facto partner’s pension

            If the spouse or de facto partner of a Judge —

    (a)    is entitled to, or in receipt of, a spouse or de facto partner’s pension under this Act; and

    (b)    is in receipt of a spouse or de facto partner’s pension under the State Superannuation Act 2000,

             then the pension under this Act is to be reduced by an amount equal to the State share (as defined under the State Superannuation Act 2000) of the pension under that Act.

”.

”.

Part 7  Amendments about qualifications for appointment

107.       Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988*.

              [* Reprinted as at 25 August 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 51 and Act No. 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 3 is amended by inserting before “In this Act” the subsection designation (1).

     (3)    At the end of section 3 the following subsection is inserted —

    (2)    For the purposes of this Act, legal experience is —

    (a)    standing and practice in the State as a legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003);

    (b)    standing and practice in another State or a Territory as a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of that State or Territory;

    (c)    judicial service (including service as a judge of a court, a magistrate or other judicial officer) in the State or elsewhere in a common law jurisdiction; or

    (d)    a combination of 2 or more kinds of legal experience defined in this subsection.

”.

     (4)    Section 7(2) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (2)    A person is not eligible for appointment as a Judge unless that person —

    (a)    is or has been a legal practitioner and has had not less than 8 years’ legal experience; or

    (b)    is a practising barrister of the High Court of Australia and has had not less than 8 years’ legal experience.

”.

108.       Commercial Tribunal Act 1984 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Commercial Tribunal Act 1984*.

              [* Reprinted as at 10 May 2002.]

     (2)    Section 5(1) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory

”.

109.       Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1985 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1985*.

              [*                   Reprinted as at 12 February 1997.]

     (2)    Section 3(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “qualified person” and inserting the following definition instead —

    “qualified person means a person who is a legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory of not less than 8 years’ standing and practice.

”.

110.       Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991*.

              [* Reprinted as at 1 June 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 100 and Act No. 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 5(2) is amended by inserting after “legal practitioner” —

            or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory

”.

111.       District Court of Western Australia Act 1969 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the District Court of Western Australia Act 1969*.

              [* Reprinted as at 19 January 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 103 and Act No. 23 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 6 is amended by inserting before “In this Act” the subsection designation (1).

     (3)    At the end of section 6 the following subsection is inserted —

    (2)    For the purposes of this Act, legal experience is —

    (a)    standing and practice in the State as a legal practitioner;

    (b)    standing and practice in another State or a Territory as a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of that State or Territory;

    (c)    judicial service (including service as a judge of a court, a magistrate or other judicial officer) in the State or elsewhere in a common law jurisdiction; or

    (d)    a combination of 2 or more kinds of legal experience defined in this subsection.

”.

     (4)    Section 10(2) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (2)    A person is eligible for appointment as a District Court Judge if that person —

    (a)    is or has been a legal practitioner and has had not less than 8 years’ legal experience; or

    (b)    is a practising barrister of the High Court of Australia and has had not less than 8 years’ legal experience.

”.

112.       Equal Opportunity Act 1984 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Equal Opportunity Act 1984*.

              [* Reprinted as at 21 July 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 118 and Acts Nos. 3 and 20 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 96(2)(a) is amended by inserting after “legal practitioner” —

            or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory

”.

113.       Fisheries Adjustment Schemes Act 1987 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Fisheries Adjustment Schemes Act 1987*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 May 2002.]

     (2)    Section 14O(2)(a) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined in the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory

”.

114.       Land Valuation Tribunals Act 1978 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Land Valuation Tribunals Act 1978*.

              [* Act No. 75 of 1978.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 201.]

     (2)    Section 6(1)(a) is amended by deleting “practitioner as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act, 1893” and inserting instead —

             legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory

”.

115.       Land Valuers Licensing Act 1978 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Land Valuers Licensing Act 1978*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 May 2002.]

     (2)    Section 6(1)(a) is amended by inserting after “legal practitioner” —

             or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory

”.

     (3)    Section 6(4)(a) is amended by inserting after “legal practitioner” —

             or barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory

”.

116.       Racing Penalties (Appeals) Act 1990 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Racing Penalties (Appeals) Act 1990*.

              [* Reprinted as at 19 October 2001.]

     (2)    Section 5(1) is amended by deleting “practitioner, as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory

”.

117.       Small Claims Tribunals Act 1974 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Small Claims Tribunals Act 1974*.

              [* Reprinted as approved 2 July 1999.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 344.]

     (2)    Section 7 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

7.           Eligibility to hold office as a referee

            Any person who is a legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory may be appointed and hold office as a referee.

”.

118.       Solicitor‑General Act 1969 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Solicitor‑General Act 1969*.

              [* Act No. 38 of 1969.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 346.]

     (2)    Section 3(2) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (2)    A person is not eligible for appointment as Solicitor‑General unless he or she is a legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory of not less than eight years’ standing and practice.

”.

119.       Supreme Court Act 1935 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Supreme Court Act 1935*.

              [* Reprinted as at 9 February 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 370 and Act No. 23 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 4 is amended by inserting before “In this Act” the subsection designation (1).

     (3)    At the end of section 4 the following subsection is inserted —

    (2)    For the purposes of this Act, legal experience is —

    (a)    standing and practice in the State as a legal practitioner;

    (b)    standing and practice in another State or a Territory as a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of that State or Territory;

    (c)    judicial service (including service as a judge of a court, a magistrate or other judicial officer) in the State or elsewhere in a common law jurisdiction; or

    (d)    a combination of 2 or more kinds of legal experience defined in this subsection.

”.

     (4)    Section 8(1) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (1)    A person is eligible for appointment as a Judge of the Court if that person —

    (a)    is or has been a legal practitioner and has had not less than 8 years’ legal experience; or

    (b)    is a practising barrister of the High Court of Australia and has had not less than 8 years’ legal experience.

”.

120.       Transfer of Land Act 1893 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Transfer of Land Act 1893*.

              [* Reprinted as at 9 February 2001.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 385.]

 

     (2)    Section 5 is amended by deleting “barrister or solicitor of the English Irish or Colonial Courts” and inserting instead —

            legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory

”.

     (3)    Section 6(2) is amended by deleting “he is a practitioner, as defined by the Legal Practitioners Act 1893” and inserting instead —

            he or she is a legal practitioner (as defined in the Legal Practice Act 2003) or a barrister or solicitor of the Supreme Court of another State or a Territory

”.

Part 8  Amendments about the Crown

121.       Bail Act 1982 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Bail Act 1982*.

              [* Reprinted as at 27 August 1999.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 27 and Acts Nos. 6 and 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 3(1) is amended by deleting the definition of “prosecutor” and inserting instead —

    “prosecutor includes —

         (a)    in the case of an offence charged in a complaint, the complainant;

        (b)    in the case of an offence charged in an indictment, the State or the Commonwealth, as the case may be;

”.

     (3)    Each of the provisions in the Table to this subsection is amended by deleting “Crown” in each place where it occurs and in each case inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

Table

s. 19(2)(b)

s. 58(1)

s. 49(1)

s. 58(2)

s. 49(3)

s. 59 (2 places)

s. 57(1)

Schedule 1 Part D cl. 1(2)(e)

s. 57(3)

 

     (4)    Section 63 is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State or the Commonwealth ”.

122.       Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988*.

              [* Reprinted as at 25 August 2000.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 51 and Act No. 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 19B(4)(b) is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

     (3)    Section 19E is amended by deleting “the Crown in the right of”.

     (4)    Section 32(2)(a)(i) is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

     (5)    Section 32(4) is amended in the definition of “public authority” by deleting “the Crown in right of”.

     (6)    Schedule 1 is amended by deleting “our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors” in the 2 places where it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

             “ the State of Western Australia ”.

123.       The Criminal Code amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to The Criminal Code*.

              [* Reprinted as at 9 February 2001 as the Schedule to the Criminal Code appearing as Appendix B to the Criminal Code Compilation Act 1913.

                 For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 89 and Acts Nos. 3, 6, 8  and 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Each of the provisions in the Table to this subsection is amended by deleting “Crown” in each place where it occurs and in each case inserting instead —

             “ prosecutor ”.

Table

s. 577 (2 places)

s. 632A

s. 616(1)

s. 646

s. 617A

s. 651A(5)

s. 618(3)

 

     (3)    Section 581 is amended by deleting “Crown” in the 2 places where it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

     (4)    Section 584(14) is amended by deleting “Her Majesty” and inserting instead —

             “ the State ”.

     (5)    Section 609 is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State or the Commonwealth ”.

     (6)    Section 628 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting “Crown” in the first and third places where it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

                         “ prosecutor ”;

                 (b)    in paragraph (2) by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

                         “ State or the Commonwealth, as the case may be, ”.

     (7)    Section 633 is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State or the Commonwealth, as the case may be, ”.

     (8)    Section 637 is amended by deleting “counsel for the Crown” in the 4 places where it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

             “ prosecutor ”.

     (9)    Section 693A(4) is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

   (10)    Section 701(2) is amended by deleting “for the Crown thereon”.

   (11)    Section 720 is amended by deleting “Queen” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

   (12)    Section 729(3) is amended by deleting “Crown” in the 3 places where it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

             “ prosecution ”.

   (13)    Section 746A(1) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting “prosecution” and inserting instead —

                         “ State ”;

                 (b)    by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

                         “ State ”.

   (14)    Section 746A(4) is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

124.       Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991*.

              [* Reprinted as at 1 June 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 100 and Act No. 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 10(1)(a) is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

125.       District Court of Western Australia Act 1969 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the District Court of Western Australia Act 1969*.

              [* Reprinted as at 19 January 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 103 and Act No. 23 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 6 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    in the definition of “action” by deleting “by the Crown”;

                 (b)    in the definition of “cause” by deleting “by the Crown”.

     (3)    Section 10(1) is amended by deleting “in Her Majesty’s name” and inserting instead —

             “ under the Public Seal of the State ”.

     (4)    Section 11(1) is amended by deleting “Her Majesty” and inserting instead —

             “ the Governor ”.

     (5)    Section 18A(1) is amended by deleting “in Her Majesty’s name” and inserting instead —

             “ under the Public Seal of the State ”.

     (6)    Section 18A(3) is amended by deleting “in Her Majesty’s name” and inserting instead —

             “ under the Public Seal of the State ”.

     (7)    Section 24(1) is amended by deleting “in Her Majesty’s name” and inserting instead —

             “ under the Public Seal of the State ”.

     (8)    The Schedule is amended by deleting “our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second Her Heirs and Successors” in the 2 places where it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

             “ the State of Western Australia ”.

126.       Family Court Act 1997 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Family Court Act 1997*.

              [* Act 40 of 1997.

                                    For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 124 and Acts Nos. 3 and 25 of 2002.]

     (2)    Schedule 1 item 1 is amended by deleting “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her heirs and successors” in each place where it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

             “ the State of Western Australia ”.

127.       Juries Act 1957 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Juries Act 1957*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 July 2000.]

     (2)    Section 38(1) is amended by deleting “those prosecuting for the Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ the prosecution ”.

     (3)    Section 52(1) is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ prosecution ”.

128.       Justices Act 1902 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Justices Act 1902*.

              [* Reprinted as at 8 October 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 193 and Act No. 27 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 154A(1) is amended by deleting “Crown” in the 2 places where it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

     (3)    Section 154A(3) is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

     (4)    Section 206D is amended by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

129.       Local Courts Act 1904 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Local Courts Act 1904*.

              [* Reprinted as at 12 January 2001.]

     (2)    Section 3 is amended in the definition of “Minister” by deleting “Crown” and inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

130.       Supreme Court Act 1935 amended

     (1)    The amendments in this section are to the Supreme Court Act 1935*.

              [* Reprinted as at 9 February 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see 2001 Index to Legislation of Western Australia, Table 1, p. 370 and Act No. 23 of 2002.]

     (2)    Section 4 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    in the definition of “Action” by deleting “by the Crown”;

                 (b)    in the definition of “Cause” by deleting “by the Crown”.

     (3)    Section 9(1) is amended by deleting “Her Majesty” and inserting instead —

             “ the Governor ”.

     (4)    Section 15(1) is amended by deleting “Royal Arms” and inserting instead —

             “ armorial bearings of the State ”.

     (5)    Section 37(2) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (2)    Nothing in this section shall alter the practice in proceedings in relation to the prerogative and criminal jurisdiction of the Court.

”.

     (6)    Section 50(1) is amended by deleting “by the Crown”.

     (7)    Section 51(1) is amended by deleting “by the Crown”.

     (8)    Section 56(1) is amended by deleting “by the Crown”.

     (9)    Section 119 is amended by deleting “to Her Majesty or any of her subjects, or other persons entitled in like manner as subjects”.

   (10)    Section 154(1) is amended by deleting “Her Majesty’s” and inserting instead —

             “ The ”.

   (11)    Section 154(3), (4), (5) and (6) are each amended by deleting “Crown” in each place where it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

             “ State ”.

 

   (12)    The Second Schedule is amended by deleting “our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and successors” and inserting instead —

             “ the State of Western Australia ”.

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