The Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (OLSC) is an independent statutory body established under the Legal Profession Act 1987 (NSW).
The OLSC consists of the Legal Services Commissioner and the staff of the Commission 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; and
Plays a major role in resolving consumer disputes.
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.
To obtain 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. Alternatively, the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) provides free access to legal information through the State Library and NSW public libraries.
For more information about the OLSC see About Us
Do you have a complaint about a legal practitioner?
Call our Inquiry Line on toll free 1800 242 958 for help and information