The Attorney General of Western Australia, the Hon John Quigley LLP JP MLA, has announced that the Legal Profession Uniform Law will commence in Western Australia on 1 July 2022. The media release is available here.
The Uniform Law has been operating in NSW and Victoria since 2015 and currently regulates around 68% of all legal practitioners Australia-wide. When Western Australia joins the scheme, this will increase to 75% of the profession nationally.
The Legal Services Council continues to enjoy working with our Western Australian partners and factoring their regulatory experience and perspectives into the work of the Council in the lead up to this legislation commencing.