Disqualify someone who is not a lawyer
The Victorian 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.
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If you are a respondent to an application for disqualification, you may be legally represented if you wish.
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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.