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Review of the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules

The Law Council of Australia (LCA) has now released the consultation paper for a review of the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules (ASCR). A copy of the Review of the ASCR Consultation Discussion Paper can be found on the LCA website here.

Whilst the Northern Territory has not yet adopted the ASCR it is important for Territory practitioners to consider the proposed changes as they may affect this jurisdiction if the ASCR are adopted in the future. At present the ASCR have been adopted in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. Tasmania is in the process of adopting them.

This is the first review of the ASCR since their promulgation by the Law Council of Australia in June 2011. Some of the issues raised for consideration as amendments (inclusions and omissions) to the ASCR arise from the experience of practitioners in the jurisdictions where the ASCR are operative.

The close date for submissions is 31 May 2018.

If you wish provide any feedback for the Society to consider including in any submission in response to this consultation discuss paper, please send it to the Society's CEO or Manager of Regulatory Services.

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