The following appointments have been made to the newly formed Legal Services Council:
- Michael Black (Chair), former Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.
- Steven Stevens, former president of the Law Institute of Victoria.
- Bret Walker SC, former president of the Law Council of Australia and the NSW Bar Association.
- Fiona Bennett, chair of the Victorian Legal Services Board.
- Kim Boettcher, lawyer.
The Legal Services Council will be responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in New South Wales and Victoria under the recently enacted Legal Profession Uniform Law.
Further appointments to the council are expected today.
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