Legal Services Council


Consultation and Engagement

Bringing together community, client and legal practitioner perspectives is vital to the work of the Legal Services Council and the Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation. We consult with our stakeholders widely and regularly in carrying out our functions.

A significant part of the work of the CEO and Commissioner (with strong support and assistance from the Chair) involves liaising with other jurisdictions to inform them about the Uniform Law and encourage them to join the scheme. This includes interstate visits and keeping Ministers informed about implementation of the Uniform Law.

Consultative forums

Consultative forums are generally held biannually, with the location rotated between States and Territories that have joined the Uniform Law scheme. The purpose of these forums is to provide:

  • a sounding board for the Council, the Commissioner and other key bodies to help inform how they exercise their functions, and
  • an opportunity to share information and ideas, explore issues about the Uniform Law and network with a broad group of participants.

The inaugural forum was held in Sydney on 20 November 2015 and three more have been held since then.

The next forum is expected to be held in Sydney in 2018.

Email us at to register your early interest in future forums.

How to provide feedback

Submissions and feedback should be forwarded to:

There is no set format for making written submissions to the Council and they need not be formal documents. Electronic submissions in Microsoft Word (.docx) format are preferred.

Submissions will be published on the Legal Services Council website, unless the information is provided in confidence. If you would prefer for all or part of your submission not to be published please clearly mark the material 'IN CONFIDENCE'. 

If you have any questions or would like to provide comments in an alternative format please contact the Legal Services Council's secretariat on phone (02) 8293 5900.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. For more information, visit: