Running a law practice - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Running a law practice

This section provides general information on the different structures of law practices recognised under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014, and their requirements under the Act.

Please note: the Board cannot give lawyers professional or legal advice, including about structuring a law practice.


Sole practitioners and law firms

Incorporated legal practices

Unincorporated legal practices

Community legal services

Compliance audits

Barristers’ clerks

Lay associates

External Interventions

For information about requirements placed on individual lawyers, please see Practising in Victoria. If you intend to practise on your own account, you should read both the Practising in Victoria and the Sole practitioners and law firms pages.


Last modified October 24, 2019.