Anyone can make a complaint to the Commissioner about a lawyer practising in South Australia.
If you want to complain about the conduct of another lawyer, you must do so in writing, preferably using the Commissioner's complaint form.
When a complaint about potential misconduct is received, the Commissioner’s office follows a thorough investigative process.
When a complaint about potential overcharging is received, the Commissioner’s office follows a thorough investigative process.
If a lawyer is notified that a complaint has been lodged against them, it is very important that the lawyer cooperate with the investigation.
In most cases, the Commissioner is required to advise a lawyer that a complaint has been received about them.
When preparing a response to a complaint, a lawyer’s submission should be detailed and include all relevant documents to assist the investigation.