The Fidelity Fund - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

The Fidelity Fund

The Fidelity Fund is maintained by the Victorian Legal Services Board.  The Fidelity Fund receives annual contributions from certain lawyers, community legal services and approved barristers’ clerks.

The Fidelity Fund provides compensation to people who have lost money or property due to the dishonest or fraudulent behaviour of a lawyer, an employee of a law practice or an approved clerk.

Anyone who believes they have lost money or property that was held in trust as a result of the dishonest or fraudulent behaviour of a lawyer, employee of a law practice or an approved clerk can make a claim against the Fidelity Fund.

If you want to make a claim on the Fidelity Fund please contact the Board and ask to speak to a Fidelity Fund Officer. Further information about the Fidelity Fund is available from the following pages:

Defaults

How and when to make a claim

How much can be claimed

How claims are determined

Claim examples

You can also download the information sheet on Making a claim against the Fidelity Fund (154KB PDF).

Last modified February 22, 2017.