Media

This page contains PDF documents of media releases, media clippings and public announcements about the Legal Services Council and the Legal Profession Uniform Law and other articles of interest to the legal profession and regulators.

Legal Services Council Media Releases

5 December 2019 - New Australian Legal Register will Safeguard Consumers (PDF, 101.4 KB)

28 June 2018 - New Laws for the legal profession on Managed Investment Schemes (PDF, 126.3 KB)

7 April 2018 - Government Lawyers engaging in legal practice in NSW need practising certificates from 1 July 2018 (PDF, 32.8 KB)

21 Feb 2018 - Have your say on proposed Uniform Law rule changes (PDF, 31.4 KB)

21 Nov 2017 - Legal Services Council appointments (PDF, 35.7 KB)

9 October 2017 - LSC Welcomes New CEO and Commissioner (PDF, 130.6 KB)

11 Aug 2017 - Legal Services Council inquires into MIS restrictions (PDF, 31.0 KB)

10 May 2017 - LSC Consumer Survey probes costs disclosure (PDF, 70.5 KB)

22 April 2016 - Clients Kept in the Know by Uniform Law (PDF, 767.0 KB)

5 Nov 2015 - Positive signs for Uniform Law in NSW and Victoria (PDF, 112.4 KB)

27 May 2015 - Uniform Rules for a common legal services market (PDF, 162.6 KB)

Ministerial and other Media Statements

4 October 2022 - Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation appointed (PDF, 150.0 KB)

1 June 2022 - Date confirmed for WA to join Legal Profession Uniform Law scheme

5 April 2022 – WA to join NSW and Victoria in Legal Profession Uniform Law scheme

14 May 2021 - New Executive Director of the New South Wales Bar Association

27 October 2020 - New Team to Lead Legal Services Council (PDF, 232.1 KB)

18 March 2020 - Uniform law to provide real benefits to WA lawyers and their clients (PDF, 435.1 KB)

10 January 2020 - LPBWA - Russell Daily appointed as Law Complaints Officer (PDF, 84.1 KB)

January 2020 - Message from SA Law Society President (PDF, 142.1 KB)

28 Feb 2019 - WA To adopt Uniform Law (PDF, 287.4 KB)

14 Sept 2017 - Uniform Legal Services Commissioner appointed (PDF, 100.8 KB)

8 October 2015 - Reappointment of Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation (PDF, 327.0 KB)

1 July 2015 - Victoria and NSW take first step towards a national legal scheme (PDF, 295.7 KB)

1 July 2015 - New era for legal services in NSW & Victoria (PDF, 214.1 KB)

29 May 2015 - Office of the Legal Services Commissioner NSW Media Statement (PDF, 235.5 KB)

28 May 2015 - Uniform Law to cut red tape and protect consumers (PDF, 293.3 KB)

27 May 2015 - NSW on track for common legal services market (PDF, 75.2 KB)

17 October 2014 - Uniform Legal Services Council appointed (PDF, 69.1 KB)

Media clippings

9 October 2022 - Lawyers Weekly - Commissioner appointed for uniform legal services regulation - Jess Feyder (PDF, 4.0 MB)

6 October 2022 - Australian Financial Review - New CEO for legal regulator - Michael Pelly (PDF, 200.5 KB)

20 March 2020 - Australian Financial Review - Three boosts for 'national' legal profession - Michael Pelly (PDF, 460.3 KB)

9 August 2019 - The Australian - Lawyers to be asked about extent of sexual harassment - Sascha O'Sullivan and Nicola Berkovic (PDF, 83.7 KB)

9 August 2019 - Australian Financial Review - Tell us your sexual harassment stories says law regulator - Michael Pelly (PDF, 604.0 KB)

21 June 2019 - Australian Financial Review - Indigenous recognition 'miles away' - Michael Pelly (PDF, 605.3 KB)

20 June 2019 - Lawyers Weekly - Legal Services Commissioner vows to be 'real instigator' for changing sex harassment culture - Jerome Doraisamy (PDF, 282.7 KB)

15 March 2019 - The Australian - Queensland hesitant on national regulation - Chris Merritt (PDF, 2.4 MB)

5 March 2019 - Australasian Lawyer - WA commits to uniform law - Sol Dolor (PDF, 1.1 MB)

March 2019 - WA Law Society Journal - Update on the Legal Profession Uniform Law Scheme - Joshua Thomson SC (PDF, 52.0 KB)

22 November 2018 - Australian Financial Review - Qld resists national legal profession push - Michael Pelly (PDF, 97.3 KB)

8 June 2018 - Australian Financial Review - Western Australia to join national lawyers scheme - Michael Pelly (PDF, 78.9 KB)

June 2018 - Law Society of New South Wales Journal - New restrictions for lawyers involved in Managed Investment Schemes - Professor Pamela Hanrahan (PDF, 74.2 KB)

June 2018 - Law Institute of Victoria - Managed Investment Scheme Update - LSC (PNG, 227.2 KB)

22 March 2018 - Australian Financial Review - Lawyers encouraged to blow #MeToo whistle on harassers - Katie Walsh (PDF, 300.7 KB)

30 August 2017 - Lawyers Weekly - Reflections on the Legal Profession Uniform Law - Dale Boucher
(PDF, 12.6 MB)

28 May 2015 - Lawyers Weekly - Rules to govern NSW and Vic Lawyers locked in - Leanne Mezrani (PDF, 358.7 KB)

28 May 2018 - Lawyers Weekly - How will the Uniform Law affect your practice? - Felicity Nelson (PDF, 868.8 KB)

Last updated:

12 Oct 2022

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The Legal Services Council and Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as custodians of Australia and pay their respects to Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge their ongoing connection to land, sea and communities throughout Australia, and their contributions to the lives of all Australians.

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