Legal Profession Act 2007 - Queensland

Service summary

Object or Purpose of this legislative Instrument:

The main purposes of this Act are:

  1. to provide for the protection of consumers of legal services and the public generally;
  2. to provide for the regulation of legal practice in this jurisdiction; and
  3. to facilitate the regulation of legal practice on a national basis.

Scope of this legislative Instrument:

This Act provides for the admission of lawyers, the issue and renewal of practising certificates, the complaints and disciplinary processes for lawyers, the regulation of interstate practitioners, the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Guarantee Fund, the making of conduct and other regulatory rules and professional indemnity insurance requirements.

The Act also provides new business structures for law practices (incorporated legal practices and multi disciplinary practices) and for the registration and regulation of foreign lawyers practising foreign law, although these parts of the Act have yet to be commenced.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Appeal

Appeal process

Lodgement

Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties

Some breaches of the Act are dealt with by the courts and may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

Some breaches of the Act by lawyers and legal practitioners can give rise disciplinary action.

Review or Appeal Mechanisms

Various decisions under the Act have appeal rights.


Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Strategic Policy, Legal and Executive Services
Strategic Policy

Contact details

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Strategic Policy, Legal and Executive Services
Strategic Policy

Operating address:
307 Queen Street
Brisbane
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
PO Box 10310
Brisbane Adelaide Street
Queensland 4000

Phone:

1300 655 754

Phone:

07 3406 7734

Fax:

07 3406 7749

Supporting information

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