Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Country: Australia
Regulatory function: The Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner is the disciplinary authority in Victoria.
Further information:
Victoria in the IBA Regulators Directory
Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner website
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80% of major jurisdictions use central qualifying assessment

In an international benchmarking exercise, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in England and Wales finds that almost 80% of the jurisdictions surveyed have a common assessment as part of lawyer qualification.

Press release on SRA website

Report on SRA website

Australia’s uniform framework for a common legal services market

The Legal Profession Uniform Framework is designed to be applied by any Australian State or Territory to establish a common legal services market. New South Wales and Victoria adopted it from 1 July 2015, and other jurisdictions are encouraged to join the scheme and will be able to do so without the need for changes to the scheme.

Uniform framework explained on the Legal Services Council website