We explain the steps you must take to be admitted to the Roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand.
Anyone admitted as a barrister and solicitor may carry out some legal services, but there are activities that only lawyers holding a practising certificate can undertake.
If you plan to practice overseas you will need to be aware of the specific regulations covering the country you wish to work in.
Lawyers from overseas may provide some legal services while practising in New Zealand, subject to restrictions in the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 and other relevant New Zealand laws.
A legal executive is a person who works as a trained assistant to a lawyer in a legal or quasi-legal environment.