Journal article

Views from Inside: A Comparison of Admission Process in New South Wales and Victoria Before and After the Uniform Law

Linda Haller, Francesca Bartlett

Monash University Law Review | Faculty of Law, Monash University | Published : 2016


On 1 July 2015 the Legal Profession Uniform Law ('Uniform Law') came into force in Victoria and New South Wales. The Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015 (NSW) ('Uniform Rules') came into force the same day. This article considers differences in approach to admission of lawyers in Victoria and New South Wales in the past in regards to assessment of applicants' 'character' so as to be considered 'fit and proper' to practise law. It speculates as to how uniform these approaches will become in the future as a result of the Uniform Law and Uniform Rules.

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