Law Council of Australia


Execution of AFP Search Warrants on Lawyers' Premises

29 June 2001

General guidelines between the Australian Federal Police and the Law Council of Australia as to the execution of search warrants on lawyers' premises, law societies and like institutions in circumstances where a claim of legal professional privilege is made.

For the purpose of these guidelines, 'Law Society' means a Law Society, a Bar Association, a Law Institute and any similar professional body of lawyers, and includes a body or tribunal established for the purpose of receiving or investigating complaints involving issues of professional standards or relating to the delivery of profes sional legal services against barristers and solicitors or for the purpose of disciplining barristers or solicitors.

Note: This guideline is currently under review. 


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