Law Practice Certificate scenarios
As a legal practitioner, you can identify when you need to provide a Law Practice Certificate by viewing our dedicated diagrams. MAIC requires insurers to report potential non-compliances of s.37AB and s.41A to us. Click on the relevant scenario to find out more.
1. Claimant retains law practice after giving NOAC to insurer BUT prior to compliance.
2. Claimant retains law practice after giving NOAC to insurer BUT prior to compliance AND law practice sells all of part of business to another law practice prior to responding to insurer regarding NOAC non-compliance.
3. Claimant retains law practice to lodge NOAC.
4. Unrepresented claimant retains law practice BUT law practice sells all or part of business to another law practice prior to giving NOAC to insurer.
5. Unrepresented claimant retains law practice after giving compliant NOAC to insurer.
6. Legally represented claimant retains new law practice (self-initiated or through the sale of all of part of business) after giving complying NOAC to insurer.
7. Claim resolved either by legally represented claimant or insurer accepting offer of settlement or judgment given.
The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) provides these common scenarios as an information source only. These scenarios are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all scenarios which may occur.
Where MAIC is notified of a suspected non-compliance with respect to the provision of a Law Practice Certificate (LPC) as and when required under the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 (the Act), MAIC will investigate and may prosecute any breach of the LPC provisions under the Act.