Professional Standards Scheme Application for Exemption

Professional Standards Scheme Application for Exemption

Please note, under the new 2024-2029 Scheme, commencing 1 July 2024, Corporate Legal Practitioners and Government Legal Practitioners are ineligible for Scheme participation under Clause 2.1.1 of the 2024-2029 Law Society of Western Australia Scheme Document and will not need to complete an application for exemption.

If you fall under one of these categories,
please ensure that your records with the Law Society are currently up to date otherwise, the exemption will not apply to you in our records.

The Australian Legal Practitioner of the law practice listed below (and the Incorporated Legal Practice if the law practice incorporated):

• is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia;
• is not an officer of a body corporate to which the Scheme applies;
• is not a partner of a Participating Member of the Scheme;
• is not not an employee of a Participating Member of the Scheme;

and seeks exemption from the Scheme pursuant to s30 of the Professional Standards Act 1997 (WA).

Alternatively, if you wish to retain the benefits of the Scheme, please complete a Participant Information Form.

Please complete the applicable fields below. (Submitting this application online is equivalent to signing the form.)

If your Application is for the New 2024-29 Scheme

Please answer the below before starting this form to know if this application is right for you.
If you selected that you are a Corporate Legal Practitioner or a Government Legal Practitioner, please see the note in red at the top of the page. If you are a practitioner in private practice or community legal and are otherwise eligible for the Scheme, please proceed with completing the form below. If you have any questions, please ask us at

Application for Exemption

Please answer the below questions to complete your application for exemption. Once all questions are answered, please ensure you press the "Submit" button at the end of the page.

Legal Practice

Legal Practitioner seeking exemption and authorising an application for exemption to be made on their behalf

Details of the Person Authorised to Complete this Application

Please tick the option that is applicable:*

Any questions? Call our Professional Standards Scheme team on (08) 9324 8624

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