Withdrawal from Practice

When you become a non-practising member, you must ensure that provisions have been made to manage or dispose of your practise and you may trigger Law Society Rules 3-72 and 3-80 with regard to trust reports, disposition of files, trust monies and other documents and valuables. Please read these rules to determine whether you will be required to take any steps prior to becoming a non-practising member.

Other resources

Practise Coverage and Succession Planning 
Winding up a Sole Practice: A Checklist
Withdrawal from the Practice of Law: sample newspaper notice and letter to clients

Returning to practice

If you apply to be released from your non-practising undertaking, you will be subject to the Law Society's returning to practice rules. The conditions of returning to practice vary depending on the length of time you have been engaged in the practice of law and the period of time you have been absent from practice.

For more information, contact Member Services