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​​Project and Research

The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner's (OLSC) research agenda plays an important role in alerting the profession to pitfalls and introducing mechanisms to avoid them.  The research agenda also assists the Legal Services Commissioner (LSC) and staff in understanding the environment within which legal practice occurs.  Each research project allows the OLSC to develop ideas and clarify its existing regulatory techniques to ensure that they are relevant and effective.

The OLSC participates in collaborative research with a wide-range of tertiary institutions and organisations both in Australia and overseas. The OLSC is committed to conducting empirical research on the legal profession on a wide range of issues relating to legal practice.

Major research projects currently being undertaken by the OLSC include:​​

  1. An evaluation of complaints​ made in NSW in relation to rural and regional lawyers.
  2. A review of the current framework in NSW for dealing with clients who lack capacity.
  3. An analysis of multi-disciplinary practices and their impact on the provision of legal services.