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OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the Legal Profession Uniform Law are to promote the administration of justice and an efficient and effective Australian legal profession by -

  • providing and promoting interjurisdictional consistency in the law applying to the Australian legal profession

  • ensuring lawyers are competent and maintain high ethical and professional standards in the provision of legal services

  • enhancing the protection of clients of law practices and the protection of the public generally

  • empowering clients of law practices to make informed choices about the services they access and the costs involved

  • promoting regulation of the legal profession that is efficient, effective, targeted and proportionate, and

  • providing a co-regulatory framework within which an appropriate level of independence of the legal profession from the executive arm of government is maintained.