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Legal Services Commissioner reappointed

Attorney-General Robert Clark today announced the reappointment of Michael McGarvie as Legal Services Commissioner for a further term of five years.

“Mr McGarvie has a demonstrated commitment to upholding standards and integrity within Victoria’s legal profession,” Mr Clark said.

“Over the past five years, he has successfully introduced a wide range of reforms to the operations of the Legal Services Board and the office of the Legal Services Commissioner.

“In his second term of office, Mr McGarvie will also have an important role to play in the implementation of the new Uniform Legal Profession Scheme, commencement of which is already underway and which is scheduled to take full effect next year.”

The Legal Services Commissioner and Legal Services Board have responsibility for the regulation of the legal profession in Victoria.

Mr McGarvie was first appointed Commissioner in 2009. Prior to his appointment, Mr McGarvie was CEO of the Supreme Court of Victoria, following a career as a solicitor and partner in a major law firm.