The OLSC welcomes the appointment of John McKenzie, as the new Legal Services Commissioner for NSW from 12 March 2015
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The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (OLSC) is an independent statutory body that deals with complaints about lawyers under the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW).
The OLSC consists of the Legal Services Commissioner and staff who advise and assist the Commissioner in the exercise of his functions and powers. The Legal Services Commissioner receives all complaints about solicitors and barristers in New South Wales. In addition to receiving complaints, the Legal Services Commissioner:
- Oversees the investigation of complaints;
- Plays a major role in resolving consumer disputes; and
- May take disciplinary action against a solicitor or barrister, or commence disciplinary proceedings in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) - Occupational Division.
The OLSC cannot:
Provide legal advice or representation;
Investigate or change court findings;
- Investigate a complaint in relation to a matter that is currently before a court; or
Deal with complaints about judges or magistrates.
For legal advice you may contact LawAccess, a free government service that provides information and referral to services that can help you with your legal problem.
About Us has more information about the OLSC.
Call our Inquiry Line on toll free 1800 242 958 for help and information
- Legal Profession Act 2004
- Solicitor's Rules
- Barrister's Rules
- Law Society of New South Wales
- NSW Bar Association
- Conference of Regulatory Officers
- Other Regulatory and Complaint Handling Bodies