Uniform Rules provide the Uniform Law's underpinning operational detail. While the Legal Services Council makes all Uniform Rules, responsibility for developing rules is divided between different bodies.
The Legal Services Council can develop and make rules about anything that is necessary to give effect to the Uniform Law. These are called General Rules and contain much of the detail about practising certificates, trust money, trust accounts and billing previously contained in the NSW and Victorian Legal Profession Regulations.
Find out more about the General Rules.
The Admission Rules set out the qualifications for admission to the legal profession. Admission Rules are developed by the Admissions Committee.
Find out more about the Admission Rules.
The following rules are developed by the Law Council of Australia and Australian Bar Association for solicitors and barristers respectively:
Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015
Legal Profession Uniform Conduct (Barristers) Rules 2015
Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Rules 2015
Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015
Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015
Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules 2015
Legal Profession Uniform Legal Practice (Solicitors) Rules 2015