1 July 2022 is a historic date for the Western Australian legal profession and the Legal Practice Board as a result of the commencement of the Uniform Law Scheme


01 Jul 2022

The Uniform Law Scheme promotes an efficient and effective Australian legal profession and provides a harmonious regulatory environment for legal services across participating jurisdictions (Victoria, New South Wales and now Western Australia). You can access information and fact sheets from our website here.
 
The entire regulatory framework has been replaced by various instruments under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (WA).
 
The Board has been preparing for the Uniform Law Scheme for some time however the necessary changes to the Board’s policies, guidelines, forms and other general information could not take place until commencement day. They are now being updated through a prioritised and staged transition. As a result, during this transition period some of the references to the legal framework on this website may be in a period of change. Forms under the Uniform Law Scheme are being implemented as a priority however we anticipate the transition may take several weeks
 
We thank you for your patience and understanding and please contact the Board should you have any queries please contact us on general@lpbwa.com or (08) 6211 3600.