Legal Profession Act & Ethics Committee

The Legal Profession Act & Ethics Committee meets to address a wide range of issues relating to the application of the Legal Profession Act, legal ethics, and professional standards. Matters are either referred to it by the Executive or brought by other committees.

Recent issues addressed by the committee include:

  • questions regarding the admission of foreign qualified practitioners,
  • addressing the incidental consequences of client requirements in the course of contract formation,
  • issues of requirements for supervision of seconded staff in legal and non-legal placements, and
  • questions of conflict of interest and the point at which duties exist towards clients and ‘other parties’

You can contact the committee directly through the Law Society's Committee Administrator, Tanya Holt, on


  • Mark Love (Chair)
  • Paul Armarego
  • Rahul Bedi 
  • John Buxton
  • Owen Harris
  • Athol Opas
  • Anna Reynhout
  • Gerald Santucci
  • Di Simpson
  • Ross Watch