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National Legal Professional Regulation
Cabinet considered a submission from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice in relation to Queensland’s participation in the scheme for the regulation of the legal profession developed for the Council of Australian Governments. Cabinet approved that Queensland not participate in the scheme. Cabinet approved that the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice inform stakeholders of the Gover

Appointment to the Council of the Queensland Law Society
Section 685 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) provides that there must be a Council of the Queensland Law Society (the Council) and that the Council is to consist of not less than seven and not more than 12 members, namely: an Australian legal practitioner appointed by the Minister (Minister’s nominee); and the president, any deputy president and the vice-president of the law society as m

Limitations of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse identified that one of the most significant barriers for victims seeking justice was that they were unable to meet the limitation periods within which to commence their claims. The Royal Commission considered that states and territory Governments should remove any limitation periods. The Limitations of Actions (Institutional C

Appointments to Legal Practice Committee
The Legal Practice Committee (the Committee) is a disciplinary body, originally established under the Legal Profession Act 2004 and continued under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act), to hear and decide discipline applications lodged by the Legal Services Commission. Section 622 of the Act provides for the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills, as the

Appointment Chief Executive Officer Legal Aid Queensland and members Legal Aid Board
Section 48 of the Legal Aid Queensland Act 1997 (the Act) establishes the Legal Aid Board (the Board). The function of the Board is to responsibly manage Legal Aid Queensland (LAQ) and ensure that LAQ achieves its objects under this Act. Under section 49 of the Act, the Board consists of five persons (including one as the Board Chairperson) appointed by the Governor in Council. Section 51(1) of t

Appointment Queensland Law Reform Commission
The Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) is constituted in accordance with the Law Reform Commission Act 1968 (the Act). The functions of the QLRC is to take and keep under review all the law applicable to the State with a view to its systematic development and reform, including in particular: the codification of such law; the elimination of anomalies; the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary en

Appointments to Appeal Costs Board
Section 6(1) of the Appeal Costs Fund Act 1973 (the Act) establishes the Appeal Costs Board (the Board). The Act, in conjunction with the Appeal Costs Fund Regulation 2010, allows for the reimbursement to eligible applicants of certain costs associated with particular litigation and establishes the Appeal Costs Fund to meet those costs. Section 6(2) of the Act provides the Board shall consist of t

Appointments to Council of the Queensland Law Society
Section 685 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) provides that there must be a Council of the Queensland Law Society (the Council) and that the Council is to consist of not less than seven and not more than 12 members. Section 685(2)(a) of the Act also provides that membership of the Council is to include: an Australian legal practitioner appointed by the Minister (the appointed member); th

Appointments to Legal Practice Committee
The Legal Practice Committee (the Committee) is a disciplinary body, originally established under the Legal Profession Act 2004 and continued under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act), to hear and decide discipline applications lodged by the Legal Services Commission. Section 622 of the Act provides for the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Leader of the House, as the Minister resp

Appointment of Legal Services Commissioner
The Legal Services Commission (the Commission) is an independent statutory authority established under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) to receive and deal with complaints against lawyers, law practice employees and unlawful operators. Section 583 of the Act provides that there is to be a Legal Services Commissioner (the Commissioner). The Commissioner is the Commission’s accountable office

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The justice portfolio encompasses the administration of over 150 statutes which are periodically reviewed to identify amendments to ensure that the Acts continue to operate in the manner intended. Other amendments to legislation may be identified as a result of court or tribunal decisions or representations by administering agencies and stakeholders. The Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bil

Appointment to Council of Queensland Law Society
Section 679 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) establishes the Queensland Law Society (QLS). Section 680 of the Act provides that the functions of the QLS are: to perform the functions conferred on the law society under the Act; to manage the affairs, income and property of the law society for the purposes and benefit of the law society; and to perform other functions given to the law soc

Appointments to Council of Queensland Law Society
Section 679 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) establishes the Queensland Law Society (QLS). Section 680 of the Act provides that the functions of the QLS are: to perform the functions conferred on the law society under the Act; to manage the affairs, income and property of the law society for the purposes and benefit of the law society; and to perform other functions given to the law soc

Amendments to the Legal Profession Act 2007
The Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Guarantee Fund (the Fund) is administered by the Queensland Law Society (QLS) under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (LPA). It was established to provide a source of compensation for persons who have lost trust money or property due to a dishonest default by a solicitor law practice. Section 396 of the LPA prohibits the payment from the Fund of amounts in excess of

Appointment Council of the Queensland Law Society
Section 679 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) establishes the Queensland Law Society (QLS). Section 680 of the Act provides that the functions of the QLS are: to perform the functions conferred on the law society under the Act; to manage the affairs, income and property of the law society for the purposes and benefit of the law society; and to perform other functions given to the law soc