Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement

The Australian-UK Free Trade Agreement, which came into effect on 31 May 2023, has established a Legal Services Regulatory Dialogue that, amongst other things, will consider enhancing the professional mobility of lawyers between Australia and the UK, but has not introduced mutual recognition arrangements that will immediately allow UK lawyers to be admitted as lawyers in Australia (or vice versa) without their having to undergoing the usual application for admission processes applicable in each Australian jurisdiction.

If there is any change in the way the qualifications of United Kingdom qualified lawyers are to be assessed or treated for admission purposes, this website will be updated to indicate such changes.