Superannuation Payments

The Society’s trust account auditors have noted an increase in the number of law firms failing to pay their employees superannuation contributions. Legal Services Commissioner v Budgen [2011] QCAT 223 established that failure to meet your social fiscal responsibilities can constitute professional misconduct under section 419 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld). Members who are having cash flow issues may seek assistance from moneyAssist through LawCare.

Mark Illidge
Practice Support Solicitor
April 2016