Legal Profession (Barristers) Rules - Australian Capital Territory


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 obligations
  • client access
  • advertising
  • specialisation
  • discrimination and sexual harassment.

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

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2006 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Legal Profession Regulation 2007 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

ACT Law Courts & Tribunal Administration

Supreme Court

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries, The Supreme Court Registry

Supreme Court

ACT Law Courts & Tribunal Administration

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

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
Phone: 02 6207 1709