Legal Profession (Barristers Rules) 2014 - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You must comply with these rules if you are a legal practitioner carrying on practice as a barrister. Ensuring that you comply with these rules shows that you have a high standard of professional conduct, as is required by a legal practitioner.

The rules set out conditions on:

  • Advocacy;
  • Cab-rank rules and briefs;
  • Confidentiality and conflicts;
  • Reading;
  • Continuing professional development;
  • Disclosure;
  • Client access;
  • Advertising;
  • Specialisation; and
  • Discrimination and sexual harassment.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Supreme Court

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2006 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries, The Supreme Court Registry
Supreme Court

Operating address:
Magistrates Court Building
4 Knowles Place
Canberra City
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1548
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 62071709


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