You and Your Lawyer

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The relationship between a lawyer and their client is one of trust and loyalty. The lawyer’s primary role is to represent and advise their client, while balancing their ethical and legal responsibilities including the duties they owe to their client, the court and the legal profession. The client’s primary role is to give their lawyer all the information they have relevant to their case so that their lawyer can represent the client to the best of their ability.


You and your lawyer - A guide to the lawyer-client relationship.


  • Legal Services Commission (LSC) - An independent statutory body that deals with complaints about the conduct of solicitors, barristers and law practice employees
  • LawRight is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based legal organisation that operates a civil law referral service for pro bono legal representation and direct legal services for particular disadvantaged client groups.For more information about the help available, and the process for applying for help, please see the LawRight website at
  • You may wish to approach a community legal centre for assistance. To find your nearest community legal centre, please visit the Community Legal Centres Queensland website at . There are a number of community legal centres throughout Queensland that hold regular advice sessions.