The New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) is responsible for regulating lawyers (including barristers) who practise law in New Zealand. It operates the Lawyers Complaints Service. The Service handles all complaints about:

  • Lawyers or former lawyers;
  • Incorporated law firms or former incorporated law firms;
  • People who are not lawyers but who are or were an employee of a lawyer or an incorporated law firm.

Complaints about former lawyers/incorporated law firms can only be made if the conduct complained about occurred when the person concerned was a lawyer.

Click here to be directed to the NZLS Complaints Service.