Making a complaint
about a solicitor
The Law Society of NSW has a statutory obligation to maintain and improve the professional standards of the legal profession and to protect the public from inadequate advice and representation. These obligations are fulfilled in various ways – through education, investigation, intervention and support.
Through its co-regulatory role with the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner, The Law Society investigates complaints against solicitors, unqualified practitioners and associates of legal practices.
The Law Society ensures solicitors are ‘fit and proper’ persons for legal practice and undertakes litigation for complaints referred to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) and the courts.