Making a complaint

If you want to complain about the conduct of another lawyer, you must do so in writing, preferably using the Commissioner's complaint form.

While the majority of complaints we receive are made by the lawyer's client, a complaint can also be made by a third party - including another lawyer, who is adversely impacted by another lawyer's conduct.

Any complaint about another lawyer must be made in writing.  You can use the online complaint form or print a hard-copy complaint form.

Before making a complaint, it is recommended that you:

  • read the information on this website about complaints
  • contact the Commissioner's office to discuss your complaint.

The Commissioner’s office can discuss your concerns and inform you about the complaints process, however it cannot offer legal advice.

This complaint service is free of charge, and is independent from Government, the Law Society and the legal profession.