Professional conduct
The Bar Association's Professional Conduct Department facilitates the investigation and reporting to Bar Council of conduct complaints either referred to the Bar Council by the Legal Services Commissioner or initiated by the council iitself.

All complaints regarding the conduct of barristers

In the first instance, complaints should be addressed in writing to:

Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (OLSC)
GPO Box 4460
SYDNEY New South Wales 2001

DX359 Sydney
Fax: (02) 9377 1888

The OLSC website sets out information about the complaint process.

If you wish to discuss a matter involving a barrister, prior to lodging a formal complaint in writing with the OLSC, you can phone them on (02) 9377 1800 or Freecall 1800 242 958 (outside Sydney, Australia only). Alternatively, you may contact the Bar Association by e-mail or by phone on (02) 9232 4055 and ask for the Professional Conduct Department.

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