Regulation Directory project - Australia – Queensland

Legal Jurisdictions

Australia – Queensland


Lawyer Title(s)

Barrister/ Solicitor/ Legal Practitioner/ Lawyer

Regulator(s) of Admission

Legal Practitioners Admission Board of Queensland and the Supreme Court of Queensland

 

Contact/URL

Legal Practitioners Admissions Board
Level 2, Law Society House
GPO Box 1785
Brisbane QLD 4001
email: admissions@qls.com.au
   

Regulator(s) of Practice

The Queensland Law Society makes legal profession rules (ie professional conduct and practice rules) for solicitors. The Bar Association of Queensland makes legal profession rules (ie professional conduct and practice rules) for barristers.


Contact/URL

http://www.qls.com.au/
https://www.qldbar.asn.au/
  

 

Disciplinary Authorities

The Queensland Legal Services Commissioner investigates complaints. The Commissioner may refer a complaint to the Queensalnd Law Society or Bar Association of Queensland for investigation and report. The Commissioner may institute disciplinary proceedings before the Legal Practice Committee or the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. These bodies may make orders imposing sanctions or other remedies. An order from the Tribunal recommending removal from the roll is referred to the Supreme Court.


Contact/URL

https://www.lsc.qld.gov.au/
http://www.lpcommittee.qld.gov.au/

 

Other Bodies involved in Regulation of the Legal Profession

Attorney-General


Contact/URL

https://www.lsc.qld.gov.au/discipline/the-queensland-disciplinary-bodies/lpc

 

Primary Legislative Source

Legal Profession Act 2007


Contact/URL

http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/tas/consol_act/lpa2007179/