The Law Society seeks to align the commercial imperatives that drive the business of legal practice with the regulatory framework largely contained in the Legal Profession 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)

Professional Support Solicitors at the Law Society have detailed knowledge of the Uniform Law and an understanding of solicitors’ working lives and can provide information and guidance to assist legal practitioners with their regulatory compliance obligations under the Uniform Law. By contacting our Regulatory Compliance unit, legal practitioners can access confidential assistance to prevent compliance issues from escalating into complaints and disciplinary actions.

Below are some resources our Professional Support Solicitors have created to address popular areas of inquiry:

Sole principals: planning for the unexpected

As sole practitioners, sole principals of incorporated legal practices and sole principals of unincorporated legal practices, (‘sole principals’) you are particularly vulnerable to disruption if you are sud­denly unable to manage your law practice.

For more information, please see our Contingency plan for sole principals: how to nominate your personal representative and an alternate.

Establishing a law practice

Cyber security

The Law Society of NSW and its partner insurer Lawcover are alerting lawyers about the growing risk of cyber fraud as legal practitioners increasingly shifted their businesses online during 2020.

Need more information on practising under the Uniform Law?

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