Cost disclosure changes have begun

Changes to the Legal Profession Act 2007

Changed costs disclosure obligations for law practices resulting in an increase in the full costs disclosure threshold from $1500 to $3000 with abbreviated costs disclosure required for those matters from $1500 to $3000 started on Friday, 1 March 2024.

QLS has prepared a Disclosure Notice and Engagement Precedent for matters less than $3000 which may assist practitioners.

Practitioners can also access our Costs Disclosure Checklists.

QLS members are also welcomed to book a complimentary Practice Advisory Service visit to discuss the changes.

Guidance Statement No. 36 Pro Bono legal work


The QLS Ethics Advisory Committee has released a guidance statement on the ethical considerations, duties and responsibilities that practitioners should consider when undertaking pro bono legal work. Please see Guidance-Statement No. 36 – Pro-Bono legal work.

Guidance Statement No.19 Government Lawyers: Independence and Privilege

This guidance statement was updated on 27 February 2024.

QLS Protocol – Judicial Conduct

Practitioners are reminded there are protocols in place which enables QLS to communicate concerns to the Heads of Jurisdiction on the conduct of a judicial officer. There is also a Guidance-Statement on dealing with inappropriate judicial conduct.

If you are a member of QLS and need ethical guidance, a complimentary Practice Advisory Service consult or a  Bespoke Ethics Session please contact the QLS Ethics and Practice Centre on 3842 5843 or Please note that all queries are confidential.

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