01 June 2022
The Attorney General of Western Australia, the Hon John Quigley LLP JP MLA, has announced that the Legal Profession Uniform Law will commence in Western Australia on 1 July 2022. The media release is available here.
The Uniform Law has been operating in NSW and Victoria since 2015 and currently regulates around 68% of all legal practitioners Australia-wide. When Western Australia joins the scheme, this will increase to 75% of the profession nationally.
The Legal Services Council continues to enjoy working with our Western Australian partners and factoring their regulatory experience and perspectives into the work of the Council in the lead up to this legislation commencing.
10 Oct 2022
The Legal Services Council and Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as custodians of Australia and pay their respects to Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge their ongoing connection to land, sea and communities throughout Australia, and their contributions to the lives of all Australians.