Only lawyers are allowed to legally represent you; this is governed by Statutory rules made by parliament or by bodies the parliament delegates power to, for example a local council or a registration authority. See delegated legislation; statute. (the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. 2014 (Vic)).
This chapter explains:
- what is required to be a lawyer;
- how to get the most from your lawyer; and
- what you can do if you are not happy with your lawyer.