Application to disqualify someone who is not a lawyer
The Legal Services Board can apply to VCAT to disqualify someone who has been convicted of a serious offence, is not a fit and proper person or is otherwise unsuitable to work in a legal office. 'Fit and proper' is a legal term that incorporates such things as honesty, knowledge, ability and character.
A disqualified person must not be employed by any legal practitioner unless the Victorian Legal Services Board gives its approval.
Apply to have order revoked
Someone who has been disqualified indefinitely has the right to apply to VCAT to have the order revoked. Use the Application for order form.
Need help with your application?
VCAT cannot give you legal advice. Seek legal help if you are unsure about your legal options. The following services may be able to help you:
Do I need a lawyer or professional representative?
If you want to be represented by a lawyer or have some other professional representation at the final hearing tell the member at the directions hearing .
The VCAT member who conducts the final hearing grants or refuses permission for you to be represented.
Find free or low-cost legal services that may be able to assist you.
Access and privacy
VCAT hearings and files are usually public.
VCAT has limited authority to restrict who can access cases and files but, in certain circumstances, you can apply for confidentiality. For more about applying for confidentiality.