Uniform Rules

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.

General Rules

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.

Find out more about the General Rules.

Admission 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.

Conduct, continuing professional development and legal practice

The following rules are developed by the Law Council of Australia and Australian Bar Association for solicitors and barristers respectively:

  • Legal Practice Rules (solicitors) - may provide for any aspect of legal practice.
  • Legal Profession Uniform Conduct Rules – set out conduct rules for solicitors, including Australian-registered foreign lawyers, and barristers, governing their fundamental duties as legal practitioners.
  • Continuing Professional Development Rules - set out the minimum requirements for continuing professional development for solicitors and barristers. 
Last updated:

07 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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