If you believe you have suffered loss from one of these solicitors or firms you may make a claim to the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund.

Your claim must be received by the Law Society no later than the final date fixed in the advertisement. A late claim will only be considered if the Law Society allows further time. If a solicitor or law firm is not advertised you can still make a claim. 

Date of publication: 17 June 2024
Claims final date: 17 September 2024

BLG (NSW) Pty Ltd t/a Berala Law Group
Notice Inviting Claims Against Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund

The Council of the Law Society of New South Wales invites any person who has suffered pecuniary loss because of default by the law practice BLG (NSW) Pty Ltd t/a Berala Law Group, arising from the conduct of an associate of the law practice, Mr Peter Wilson, to make a claim against the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund.

The law practice used the following address:

  • 17 Burke Avenue, Berala NSW 2141

Under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) a default occurs where:

  1. the law practice received trust money or trust property in the course of the law practice’s legal practice; and
  2. (a) the law practice has failed to pay or deliver the trust money or trust property, and that failure arises from an act or omission of an associate that involves fraud or dishonesty; or
    (b) there has been a fraudulent dealing with trust property arising from or constituted by an act or omission of an associate that involves fraud or other dishonesty.

An associate includes a solicitor, employee or agent. Defaults relating to financial services or investments are restricted (see rule 85 of the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015).

A claim must be made on the approved form. To obtain a claim form please write to the Manager of the Fidelity Fund Department of the Law Society of New South Wales at 170 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000 or email Information is also available on the Law Society’s website

Completed forms must be received at the Law Society by 5pm on 17 September 2024. A claim cannot be made after 17 September 2024, unless the Law Society Council or the Supreme Court allows further time.