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Complaining about an attorney

In terms of the Attorneys Act, 1979, attorneys fall under the regulatory and disciplinary jurisdiction of the provincial law society where they practise.

The attorneys' profession is proud of its high professional standards and the low incidence of disciplinary action required by the provincial law societies. All attorneys are bound by a strict professional code.

It is part of the function of the councils of the law societies to act in the public interest. The law societies are committed to protecting the public against unprofessional and irresponsible conduct by attorneys and are prepared to investigate complaints which are submitted to them in good faith and which fall within their jurisdiction.

Complaints about attorneys should, therefore, be lodged with the relevant provincial law society.

Complaints against attorneys practising in

Gauteng, North-West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo

Law Society of the Northern Provinces disciplinary information.
Download the complaints form here.

Free State

Law Society of the Free State


KwaZulu-Natal Law Society

Western, Eastern and Northern Cape

Public Guide to Disciplinary Procedure: Download
Public Disciplinary Complaints Guideline: Download
Complaints Submission Form: Download
Cape Law Society