Professional Standards Committee

The Law Society has a statutory obligation to maintain and improve the professional standards of the legal profession and to protect the public from inadequate advice and representation. These obligations are fulfilled in various ways — through education, investigation, intervention and support. The Law Society investigates complaints against solicitors, unqualified practitioners, and associates of legal practices. The Law Society ensures solicitors are ‘fit and proper’ persons for legal practice and undertakes litigation for complaints referred to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Courts. Complaints are handled through the Law Society’s Professional Standards Committee. 

In addition to the handling of formal complaints, our Professional Standards Manager, Robert Reis, and Professional Standards Committee Secretary, Linda Mackay, deal with numerous telephone and email enquiries from potential complainants. Not all enquiries escalate into formal complaints. At the time of an enquiry, where appropriate, opportunities to resolve issues are canvassed.

If you would like to make a general enquiry about a possible complaint you can click here to submit an online enquiry to the Society.

You can contact the Professional Standards Committee directly through the Committee Secretary, Linda Mackay, on 02 6274 0300.


  • Ann Northcote (Chair)
  • Allan Bedford
  • Sarah Boxall
  • Mary Burgess
  • Amy Burr
  • Sally Campbell
  • Linda Crebbin
  • Julie Dobinson
  • Maurice Falcetta
  • Vivien Holmes
  • Gavin Howard
  • Sally McGuinness
  • Linda McGregor
  • Scott Pearsall
  • Darryl Perkins
  • John Solomon
  • Alisa Taylor
  • Mark Tigwell
  • Staff: Rob Reis (Professional Standards Manager)
  • Staff: Linda Mackay (Professional Standards Committee Secretary)

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