The Legal Practice Board is constituted under the Legal Profession Act 2008. The Board has statutory responsibility for the regulation of all legal practitioners of the State. It also regulates the issue of annual practising certificates. The Board assists the Supreme Court in the process of admission to practice. The Legal Profession Complaints Committee, which deals with professional complaints and discipline, is an independent statutory committee of the Board.

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Mar 16

Trust Accounts

For those law practices operating a law practice trust account the following documents are now available:

  • 2017 External Examiner’s Report Guidance Note; 
  • 2017 External Examiners Report; and
  • 2017 Declaration and Trust Money Statements Parts A, B and C.
Please note there is now a Part C to profile the law practice and to ascertain an estimate of conveyancing activity, for 2015/2016.  Please note this is an estimate only. Unless easily available actual figures are not expected.

Mar 07

LPB Form 1 Version 10

On 24 February 2017 the Legal Practice Board (Board) approved for use, from 7 March 2017, Version 10 of its LPB form 1 Application for a Local Practising Certificate. LPB Form 1 version 10 replaces the LPB form 1 version 8 and all earlier versions of the published LPB Form 1. 

Sep 15

LPCC 2015/2016 Annual Report now available for download

The 2015/2016 Annual Report of the Legal Profession Complaints Committee is now available.

Aug 22

An Update on the Legal Practice Board Practice Management Course Condition

From 1 July 2016 all practitioners who are not Principals of a law practice will have the practice management course condition (PMC Condition) imposed on their local practising certificate.

Since the inception of the PMC Condition the Legal Practice Board (Board) has been managing and considering applications by practitioners for the revocation or variation of the condition.

The Board’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) would like to provide information and clarification to the profession on a range of issues that may arise in the administration of the PMC Condition.

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