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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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.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced that Thursday, 22 September 2022 will be a public holiday to coincide with a memorial service for the Queen. The Legal Practice Board’s offices will be closed that day and will reopen on Friday, 23 September 2022.

Sep 09

Trust Accounting CPD Seminar October 2022

Are you up to date with your trust accounting and invoicing obligations under Uniform Law?

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.

Jun 14

Legal Services Council heads to Western Australia to host its annual Uniform Law Summit

On Wednesday, 1 June 2022 the Legal Services Council (Council) held its annual Uniform Law Summit (Summit) here in Western Australia at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel with representatives from New South Wales and Victoria also in attendance.

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