The Uniform Law harmonises regulation of the legal profession, cuts red tape and creates a single system to govern legal practice. The scheme also promotes informed consumer choice and has strong consumer protection measures. The Uniform Law's overall objectives are to promote the administration of justice and an efficient and effective Australian legal profession through:
The Uniform Law is applied in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia by local application Acts. Certain jurisdiction-specific arrangements, such as the operation of local authorities and fees, are dealt with by local application Acts and Regulations.
Uniform Law and Uniform Rules replaced the Legal Profession Act and Regulations
in NSW and Victoria on 1 July 2015 and in Western Australia on 1 July 2022.
Overview of the Uniform Law [PDF, 231KB]
Uniform Law Framework [PDF, 230KB]
Amending the Uniform Law
Amending the General Rules under the Uniform Law, s425
Amending Admission Rules under the Uniform Law s426
Amending the Legal Practice, Legal Profession Conduct and Continuing Professional Development Rules under the Uniform Law s427
Legal Profession Uniform Law
Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (NSW)
Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (Vic)
Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2022 (WA)