this product is unavailable for purchase using a firm account, please log in with a personal account to make this purchase.

Select from any of the filters or enter a search term

LIV Submission on VLSB+C PC Fees Discussion Paper

LIV Submission on VLSB+C PC Fees Discussion Paper

By Barton Wu

Practising Certificate Uniform Laws 


In January 2017, the Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner (VLSB+C) published a Discussion Paper on its Review of Lawyers’ Practising Certificate Fees (PC Fees), which outlined potential options for the setting of PC Fees.

On 31 March 2017, the LIV provided its formal, comprehensive submission (the Submission) in response to the Discussion Paper.

The Submission raised concerns about:

  • the cost of legal profession regulation in Victoria;
  • the level of proposed increases to PC Fees; and
  • inadequacies in the consultation and RIS process to date, including limitations of the Discussion Paper.

The Submission also incorporated feedback from members, provided through the LIV PC Fees Survey, which resulted in 12 key findings on how the proposed options would impact on Victorian legal practitioners, their clients, the Victorian economy and society.

Lastly, the Submission made 4 recommendations, including the preservation of current fee units and PC tiers, and an independent review of the broader Victorian legal profession regulatory framework.

Read the full submission (PDF)

Views expressed on (Website) are not necessarily endorsed by the Law Institute of Victoria Ltd (LIV).

The information, including statements, opinions, documents and materials contained on the Website (Website Content) is for general information purposes only. The Website Content does not take into account your specific needs, objectives or circumstances, and it is not legal advice or services. Any reliance you place on the Website Content is at your own risk.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, the LIV excludes all liability for any loss or damage of any kind (including special, indirect or consequential loss and including loss of business profits) arising out of or in connection with the Website Content and the use or performance of the Website except to the extent that the loss or damage is directly caused by the LIV’s fraud or wilful misconduct.

Be the first to comment