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The Society’s remit

The Law Society of Northern Ireland can investigate professional conduct complaints including breaches of the Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 as amended, and breaches of the Society’s various regulations made there including failure to reply to correspondence, breaches of undertakings, allegations of misuse of client money, failure to discharge expert witness costs etc.

Please note that some conduct matters may raise allegations of fraud and professional negligence which are outside of the Law Society’s statutory and regulatory remit.

Solicitors have an obligation pursuant to Regulation 25 of the Solicitor’s Practice Regulations 1987 as amended to notify the Law Society of any regulatory breach by Solicitors colleagues.   

This can be done using the Law Society’s whistleblowing policy a copy of which available to download on our website by clicking here.

Should you wish to make a conduct complaint please complete the online conduct complaint form and return same to the Law Society with copies of all relevant documentation.

Please click here to make a Conduct Complaint


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