Date issued: 13 December 2019
On 6 December 2019, after consulting widely with stakeholders and the public, the Legal Services Council (LSC) made the Legal Profession Uniform General Amendment (Miscellaneous) Rule 2019 (Rule) under s 419 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law 2014 (Uniform Law). As well as clarifying the usual duration of a practising certificate, the Rule amends the Uniform General Rules (UGRs) that support various provisions in Chapter 4 of the Uniform Law, specifically UGRs 17, 38, 54, 63, 64 and 93; and creates new UGRs 91E and 95A. It commenced on 13 December 2019.
The effect of the amendments is to:
The Standing Committee, comprising the Attorneys General of New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, accepted the LSC's recommendation and agreed to the proposed amendment of the UGRs, noting the consultation that had taken place.