In February 2016 we entered into a research partnership with the University of Melbourne to analyse our extensive regulatory dataset. This project was designed to help us to better identify risk patterns and predict areas of concern within the Victorian profession.
The study focused on 10 years of data on complaints (2005 to 2015) and looked at lawyer vulnerabilities and the various factors associated with misconduct.
In April this year, lead researcher Dr Marie Bismark, published the results of that study in the International Journal of the Legal Profession. The research paper 'Vulnerability to legal misconduct: a profile of problem lawyers' is now available.