Queensland Law Society

10. Consumer protection for Queenslanders

Queensland Law Society is committed to working with Parliament to protect the rights of Queensland consumers.

Queensland Law Society calls for a commitment:

  • To investigate the impacts on the justice system of lay representatives appearing in legal matters, including risks to consumers and delays to judicial processes. The investigation should address the right to claim damages from the lay representative in cases of negligence, the implementation of an insurance scheme to protect consumers and a commitment to prosecute those holding themselves out as lawyers
  • To amend the personal injuries legislative framework to strengthen the prohibitions on claim farming by non-legal organisations in Queensland and to allocate additional funding to regulators to support the investigation and prosecution of persons who engage in inappropriate conduct.

Queensland State Election - 2017 Call to Parties Statement

Download the 2017 Call to Parties Statement