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Legal Services Council

The Legal Services Council monitors the overall operation of the Legal Profession Uniform Framework and is responsible for making Uniform Rules. The Council can issue guidelines and directions about the exercise of functions by local authorities (except about complaints and professional discipline, as this one of the Commissioner's functions).

The Council's objectives are to:

  • monitor the Uniform Law's implementation and ensure that it is applied consistently
  • ensure the Uniform Framework remains efficient, targeted and effective, and promotes the maintenance of professional standards, and
  • ensure the Uniform Framework appropriately accounts for the interests and protection of clients of law practices.

The Council consists of five members drawn from participating jurisdictions and appointed by the Attorney-General of Victoria,  the Attorney General of the host jurisdiction for the Uniform Law.

The inaugural members are:

The Hon Michael Black AC QC (Chair)

Fiona Bennett
Kim Boettcher
Steven Stevens
Bret Walker SC

​Register of delegations

Council functions that are delegated are published in a register

Legal Services Council - Register of Delegations [PDF, 113kb]​