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Supporting Professional responsibility

The Law Society delivers information to help practising solicitors both understand and comply with legislative obligations contained in the Legal Profession Uniform Law the Legal Profession Uniform Application Act 2014, the Legal Profession Uniform Regulations 2015, the Legal Profession Uniform Application Regulation 2015, the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015, the Admission Rules 2015, as well as their professional obligations under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Australian Solicitor's Conduct Rules 2015, Legal Practice (Solicitors) Rules 2015, and the Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors Rules 2015).

The information and resources available include online tools, calculators, links to research papers, checklists and overviews of the different sections of the Law Society available to assist the profession in maintaining high standards.


Solicitors Rules & legislation


Acts: Legal Profession Uniform Law Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014
Regs: Legal Profession Uniform Regulations 2015, Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Regulation 2015
Rules: More...

Telephone and email assistance, ethics rulings, education, protocols and guidelines, statement of Ethics. More...


Regulatory compliance

Costs Guidebook, telephone and email assistance, precedents and forms including a Tripartite Deed, and FAQs. More...

Assistance with compliance issues, including setting up a new law practice and guidance concerning law practice structures. More...

Fidelity Fund

Complaints & discipline

Fidelity Fund fees, claims, what is covered and a link to current investigations. More...

Making or facing a complaint, the investigation process and disciplinary decisions against solicitors.  More...

Offences and 'show cause' events

External interventions

How to notify the Law Society of any convictions or charges for indictable offences. More...

Powers, functions and appointments of supervisors, managers or receivers to a law practice. More...

Unqualified practitioners

Disqualified lay associates

Definition, how to report unqualified practitioners and the remedies that are available against them. More...

Definition, the notification requirements and how to avoid the penalties. More...

Trust accounts

Advertising legal services

Statutory deposit calculator, trust record templates, external examiners, FAQs, ADIs and notification forms. More... 

Update on prohibitions on advertising legal services, including personal and work injury services More...

Professional Standards Annual Reports

Statistics on complaints against the legal profession, investigation procedures and education measures.  More...



  • Law Society of NSW
  • 170 Phillip Street
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • DX 362 Sydney
  • Professional Standards Department
  • T: (02) 9926 0110
  • F: (02) 9221 5804
  • E: psd@lawsociety.com.au
  • Trust Accounts Department
  • T: (02) 9926 0337
  • F: (02) 9223 3602
  • E: tad@lawsociety.com.au
  • Fidelity Fund Department
  • T: (02) 9926 0338
Being well in the law tile

Proposed NSW Professional Conduct & Practice Rules (Solicitor’s Rules)