Update on Uniform Law

Law Society of Western Australia

Friday, 13 March 2020

The Attorney General the Hon John Quigley MLA has advised that the Legal Profession Uniform Law will not commence in Western Australia before 1 January 2021. At a recent meeting, the Law Society had requested that the Attorney General provide an update to the Profession on the commencement of the Legal Profession Uniform Law.

The Law Society will continue to keep members informed in Friday Facts, Brief and other communications of the progress towards the adoption of the Legal Profession Uniform Law and will assist practitioners in preparing for any changes resulting from the new legislation.

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For comment please contact:

Madeleine McErlain
Marketing and Communications Manager
(08) 9324 8650
mmcerlain@lawsocietywa.asn.au

The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in the State. The Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 4,000 members. The Society enhances the legal profession through its position as a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law. The Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.

Update on Uniform Law


Friday, 13 March 2020

The Attorney General the Hon John Quigley MLA has advised that the Legal Profession Uniform Law will not commence in Western Australia before 1 January 2021. At a recent meeting, the Law Society had requested that the Attorney General provide an update to the Profession on the commencement of the Legal Profession Uniform Law.

The Law Society will continue to keep members informed in Friday Facts, Brief and other communications of the progress towards the adoption of the Legal Profession Uniform Law and will assist practitioners in preparing for any changes resulting from the new legislation.

– ENDS –

For comment please contact:

Madeleine McErlain
Marketing and Communications Manager
(08) 9324 8650
mmcerlain@lawsocietywa.asn.au

The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in the State. The Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 4,000 members. The Society enhances the legal profession through its position as a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law. The Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.