The Legal Practice Board (Board) is established under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2022 (Application Act). The Board has statutory responsibility for the regulation of all Western Australian legal practitioners. It also regulates the issue of annual practising certificates. The Board assists the Supreme Court in the process of admission to practice. The Board has delegated to the Legal Services and Complaints Committee, a Committee of the Board, the powers and functions under Chapter 5 of the Uniform Law, being matters concerning professional discipline.

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Jan 27

Applicants for Admission as a Lawyer

The following persons have lodged applications for admission to the Australian legal profession in Western Australia. The Legal Practice Board (Board) may determine whether or not to issue compliance certificates in respect of these persons at any time after 5:00 pm on 16 February 2023.  

Dec 22

‚ÄčNotification of Cyber Security Incident

On Saturday 17 December 2022 at 5.39pm, the Board’s IT staff were alerted to a cyber-security incident. The network and systems were disabled immediately upon notification.

An investigation of the incident found no evidence of a data breach. There was no disclosure of information or data held by the Board, including personal data or credit card information.

Sep 12

Update in the use of Postnominals and National Day of Mourning

The Legal Practice Board offers their condolences to the family of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II upon her passing.

The accession to the throne of His Majesty Charles III the appointments of persons as Queen’s Counsel will automatically become King’s Counsel (or KC). No action is required and the Board will update its records accordingly.

Jul 01

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

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.

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