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Regulatory compliance

The Law Society of NSW seeks to align the commercial imperatives that drive the business of legal practice with the regulatory framework largely contained in the Uniform Law. This approach encourages solicitors to view regulatory compliance, not as an authoritative burden, but as a means to generate client satisfaction and drive profitability.

Regulatory Compliance Support Unit (RCSU)

The Regulatory Compliance Support Unit offers solicitors confidential assistance to prevent compliance issues from escalating into complaints and disciplinary actions. The Unit is staffed by two experienced solicitors in the Law Society’s Professional Standards Department, who have detailed knowledge of the Uniform Law and an understanding of solicitors’ working lives. The RCSU can assist you with the following queries.

Establishing a law practice

Your practising entitlements

Ceasing/transferring a practice

Need more information on practising under the Uniform Law?

View our range of fact sheets online, including regulatory obligations for law practices and individuals.

Help line

If you have a question about compliance or need help in this area, contact the RCSU for confidential assistance via email regulatory.compliance@lawsociety.com.au or phone (02) 9926 0115. Assistance is available Monday to Friday during standard business hours.