Queensland Law Society

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Council of the Queensland Law Society has directed that a series of Guidance Statements be published. They are a continuation of the obligation of the Profession to set its own standards of conduct.

Queensland Law Society's Guidance Statements set out the Society's position in respect to specific subjects.

Each Statement outlines a solicitor's ethical obligations in that particular subject area.


Guidance Statement No. 15 – In-house counsel - practising certificates

4 October 2018


Guidance Statement No. 14 – Financial reporting

10 August 2018


Guidance Statement No. 13 – Proceeds of crime compliance and Anti-Money Laundering

10 August 2018


Guidance Statement No. 12 – Conflicts of Interest in Criminal and Crime & Corruption Commission Proceedings

6 July 2018


Guidance Statement No. 11 – Financial reporting, proceeds of crime compliance and Anti-Money Laundering (Withdrawn)

9 March 2018


Guidance Statement No. 10 - Power of attorney (solicitor attorney remuneration)

31 January 2018


Guidance Statement No. 9 - Dealing with Self-represented Litigants

11 December 2017


Guidance Statement No. 8 - Termination of a retainer

31 August 2017


Guidance Statement No. 7 - Limited scope representation in dispute resolution

8 June 2017


Guidance Statement No. 6 - Form of Delivery for Client Documents

28 September 2016


Guidance Statement No. 5 - Witnessing Enduring Powers of Attorney

2 November 2015


Guidance Statement No. 4 - Receiving Referral Fees and Rule 12.4.3 Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2012

30 June 2015


Guidance Statement No. 3 - Paying Referral Fees and Rule 12.4.4 Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2012

30 June 2015


Guidance Statement No. 2 - Ongoing Costs Disclosure

5 May 2015


Guidance Statement No. 1 - Undertakings

27 February 2015