Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation appointed
Heather Moore has been appointed the new Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation and Chief Executive Officer of the Legal Services Council.
Together, the Legal Services Council and Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation oversee the operation of the Legal Profession Uniform Law scheme. NSW and Victoria instigated the Legal Profession Uniform Law scheme in 2015, with Western Australia joining in July this year.
The scheme aims to extend its reach to more jurisdictions in Australia, standardising regulatory obligations, cutting red tape and creating a common market.
Ms Moore will bring extensive experience in regulatory policy as well as in the justice sector to the work of the Council and as Commissioner, continuing important work promoting greater efficiencies and simplifying legal services in Australia.
Most recently, Ms Moore has been the Director, Office of the Chief Executive Officer, Greater Cities Commission.
For the past decade she has worked for the Law Society of NSW and held various senior policy and leadership roles in the now NSW Department of Communities and Justice.
NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman said: “Ms Moore’s extensive experience in regulatory policy development, strategic planning and stakeholder management at the highest levels of the legal industry combined with her deep understanding of the Legal Profession Uniform Law makes her an excellent appointment for this key role.
“I congratulate Ms Moore and wish her well.”
Victorian Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes said: “The deep understanding Ms Moore has of legal regulators and the work they do to protect consumers will be a great asset to the work of the Council and as Commissioner.”
Western Australian Attorney General John Quigley said: “Ms Moore's strong knowledge of the Legal Profession Uniform Law will enable her to work with participating and non-participating jurisdictions in the interests of future development of the scheme.”
Ms Moore will commence in the new role on 1 November 2022 for a term of five years, taking over the role from Ms Megan Pitt.
Find more information about the work of the Commissioner and the Legal Services Council.