Regulation Directory project - Australia – Victoria

Legal Jurisdictions

Australia – Victoria


Lawyer Title(s)

Lawyer, legal practitioner, Australian legal practitioner, barrister, solicitor, counsel, proctor, Queens Counsel or Senior Counsel

Regulator(s) of Admission

The Victorian Legal Admissions Board.
Supreme Court of Victoria

 

Contact/URL

http://www.lawadmissions.vic.gov.au
   

Regulator(s) of Practice

The Law Council of Australia (LCA) develops professional conduct rules, legal practice rules and CPD rules for solicitors. The Australian Bar Association (ABA) develops professional conduct rules, legal practice rules and CPD rules for barristers. The Legal Services Council makes the professional conduct rules, legal practice rules and CPD rules developed by the LCA and ABA as Legal Profession Uniform Rules.


Contact/URL

http://www.lawcouncil.asn.au/
http://www.legalservicescouncil.org.au/
  

 

Disciplinary Authorities

Legal Services Board of Victoria and the Victoria Civil and Administrative Tribunal. An order from the Disciplinary Tribunal recommending removal from the roll is referred to the Supreme Court.


Contact/URL

http://www.lsb.vic.gov.au/

  

Other Bodies involved in Regulation of the Legal Profession

Commissioner for Uniform
Legal Services Regulation
Legal Services Council
Attorney-General of Victoria


Contact/URL

http://www.legalservicescouncil.org.au/

 

Primary Legislative Source

Legal Profession Uniform Law; Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (Vic); Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015; Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015; Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules 2015 Legal Profession Uniform Legal Practice (Solicitors) Rules 2015; Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015; Legal Profession Uniform Conduct (Barristers) Rules 2015 Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Rules 2015; Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (NSW)


Contact/URL

http://www.liv.asn.au/For-Lawyers/Regulation/Legal-Profession-Uniform-Laws/Legislation-and-Rules