Push for regulator splits Law Council

THE push to create a national system of regulating the nation’s lawyers has split the legal profession’s peak national body, the Law Council of Australia.

One of the Law Council’s key constituent bodies — the Law Society of Tasmania — has rejected the official Law Council stance and praised the government of Queensland for withdrawing from a national regulatory system that it says would have imposed extra costs on lawyers.

Chris Merritt, Legal Affairs Editor 
From: The Australian October 05, 2012