Do you know what your obligations are under the Legal Profession Uniform Law? The Uniform Law, which commence 1 July 2015, replaced the Legal Profession Act 2004 (Vic) and is intended to harmonise regulation of the legal profession across Victoria and New South Wales.
Wide in scope, the Uniform Law governs matters such as practising certificates, cost disclosures, billing arrangements, complaints handling, professional discipline issues and continuing professional development requirements. Importing new principles to underlie lawyers’ traditional billing practices, the Uniform Law has had a particularly significant impact on costs disclosure documentation, the types of work that can be charged for and the form and content of communications with the client about estimated costs.
Through this session, you will be equipped with what you need to know about the Uniform Law, what the major changes are from the previous regime, how it will affect your practice upon your return to work.