Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008

Assisting in fraud or crime


A lawyer must not advise a client to engage in conduct that the lawyer knows to be fraudulent or criminal, nor assist any person in an activity that the lawyer knows is fraudulent or criminal. A lawyer must not knowingly assist in the concealment of fraud or crime.


A lawyer may assist a client in seeking to avoid or minimise any penalty or adverse effects that flow from fraud or crime.