Regulation Directory project - Australia – Northern Territory
Australia – Northern Territory
Regulator(s) of Admission
Legal Practitioners Admission Board of the Northern Territory
Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
Regulator(s) of Practice
The Law Society Northern Territory grants and renews practising certificates, and makes legal profession rules.
The Law Society Northern Territory investigates complaints and may impose a fine or reprimand to deal with a complaint summarily for unsatisfactory professional conduct (but not professional misconduct). Unsatisfactory professional conduct complaints may be referred (and professional misconduct complaints must be referred) by the Law Society to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal to make disciplinary, compensation and other orders. An order from the Disciplinary Tribunal recommending removal from the roll is referred to the Supreme Court.
Other Bodies involved in Regulation of the Legal Profession
The Law Society Northern Territory
Statutory Supervisor (nominally the Solicitor-General)
Northern Territory Attorney-General
Primary Legislative Source
Legal Profession Act 2006
Legal Profession Regulations