Date issued: 6 February 2018
The Legal Services Council has endorsed the release of the Law Council of Australia's (LCA) Review of the Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules (ASCRs). The Consultation Discussion Paper is available for comment until 31 May 2018.
The Australian Solicitor's Conduct Rules were collaboratively developed by the LCA's constituent professional bodies, including the LSC and were promulgated by the LCA in 2011, as an agreed set of professional conduct rules for all solicitors in Australia.
This is the first comprehensive review of the Rules since 2011. The Consultation Discussion Paper canvasses views on a wide of issues and suggestions about adjustments to some of the Rules.
The Rules have been adopted and apply in New South Wales and Victoria as the Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules 2015. The Rules have also been adopted and apply in South Australia, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.
More information on the ASCRs and the Consultation Discussion Paper is available on the Law Council of Australia's website.
Comments are invited by 31 May 2018, either by post to the Law Council or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org