Posted by admin on 04/16/13 in Featured, McGee: South Australia Legal Practitioners Conduct Board
Radio National: The Law Report – Reforms target lawyers behaving badly (16 April 2013)
South Australia is considering new changes to laws that govern the behaviour of lawyers.
The Legal Practitioners Act is set to encompass the conduct of lawyers in the course of their professional duties as well as behaviour that occurs outside of their work.
While some of the proposals are being welcomed by reformers there are concerns about the regulatory body’s impartiality and the effectiveness of dealing with fraudulent conduct by insolvent law firms.