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Legal profession regulation investment

Independent legal profession regulation services ensure the rights of Queensland legal consumers are protected.

The Legal Services Commission, Queensland Law Society and Bar Association of Queensland all perform important roles.

Read more about why we invest in legal profession regulation services.

Our latest investment

We are investing a total of $15.537 million in the regulation of Queensland’s legal profession over 2016—19.

The triennial funding arrangements:

  • provide funding certainty
  • facilitate long-term decision making
  • promote innovation.

These funds are in addition to the practising certificate fees paid by solicitors and barristers to cover the costs of some regulatory functions.

Our investment was made under the strategy and investment model.

Investments

2016—19

Organisation2016—172017—182018—19
Legal Services Commission$4.912 million$5.014 million$5.119 million
Bar Association of Queensland$0.161 million$0.164 million$0.167 million

2015—16

Legal Services Commission $4.046 million
Bar Association of Queensland $0.158 million

2014—15

Legal Services Commission $4.825 million
Bar Association of Queensland $0.154 million

2013—14

Legal Services Commission $5.532 million
Bar Association of Queensland $0.150 million

The Legal Services Commission

The Legal Services Commissioner is the sole body authorised under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) to receive and deal with complaints about lawyers, law practice employees, and unlawful operators.

Last updated
4 January 2017
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