Australian Bar Association Welcomes Western Australia to the National Legal Profession

01 July 2022

Western Australia today joins the uniform regulatory scheme for Australian legal practitioners, the third State to do so since the scheme came into operation in New South Wales and Victoria in 2015.

With Western Australia’s participation, the uniform scheme now covers some 75% of all Australian barristers and solicitors.

ABA President, Dr Matt Collins AM QC said, “The uniform scheme provides benefits to consumers of legal services as well as practitioners. It imposes rigorous ethical and practice obligations on barristers and solicitors, ensuring the highest standards of professional conduct. Having a single framework also facilitates the free movement of legal services between different jurisdictions and promotes competition.”


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