New Law Council of Australia Guidelines - Equitable Briefing Policy


The 2019-2020 financial year is coming to a close and, accordingly, the Law Council’s portal for the annual reporting by Equitable Briefing Policy adoptees (Policy adoptees) will soon open on 1 July 2020.

To assist in this process, the Law Council has updated its Equitable Briefing Policy Reporting Template and Guidelines in response to feedback from previous reporting periods.

The updated Guidelines provide further clarity around issues including:

  • Who is a senior barrister;

  • Which briefs are captured by the Policy reporting requirements;

  • How the value of briefs is to be recorded;

  • The reporting requirements for late adoptees of the policy;

  • How Policy adoptees should report when their status has changed during the reporting period; and

  • How to report when a barrister was briefed as a mediator.

Policy adoptees have until 30 September 2020 to provide their annual report, and will be updated once the portal is opened on 1 July 2020.

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