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Review of Part 10 of the Legal Profession Act 1987 (NSW)    

​Reference received: March 2000


Report 99: Complaints against lawyers: an interim report [PDF, 699Kb], April 2001

Tabled in parliament: 6 September 2001

Media Release NSW Law Reform Commission - Complaints against lawyers (10 August 2001)

Legislative action: Legal Profession Amendment (National Competition Policy Review) Act 2002 ​Sch 1 [7], [40]; Legal Profession Regulation 2002 cl 45(1)(d),cl 52(b)Legal P​rofession Amendment Act 2004Legal Profession Act 2004​​

Issue paper

​Issue Paper 18: Complaints against lawyers: Review of Part 10, October 2000

Media Release NSW Law Reform Commission - Complaints against lawyers (25 October 2000)

Terms of reference

To review the procedures for dealing with complaints against legal practitioners under Part 10 of Legal Profession Act 1987, taking into account recent case law on the operation of Part 10 and the practical experience of the operation of the statutory provisions.

See Reference 79: Scrutiny of the Legal Profession for an earlier review of this area

See also the further review by the NSW Attorney General's Department: Legal Profession Act 1987: A Further Review of Complaints against Lawyers (November 2002)​