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MBS Accountants & Auditors

Midsun Business Solutions Pty Ltd T/A

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Solicitor Trust Audit

We are qualified accountants holding public practice licenses to audit the Solicitor's Trust Account

ON-SITE or ONLINE.  We are a registered External Examiner with:

  • the Law Society of New South Wales

  • the Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner, and

  • the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia

  • Free consultation via Zoom, Skype, Team, LinkedIn or Phone.


Overview of the regulations in each state:


New South Wales

Under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) and the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules

2015, a law practice is required to have its trust records externally examined once in each financial

year if it has received or held trust money, excluding transit money. An external examination covers

a law practice’s trust records from the beginning of April to the end of March in the following year. A report on the examination must be lodged with the Law Society by 31 May each year.




Law practices and approved barristers’ clerks who operate trust accounts are required to keep trust records. These records must be examined by an external examiner (EE) each trust examination year. The trust examination year runs from 1 April – 31 March. For the purposes of the examination, a law practice or approved clerk must provide the EE with their accounting or other records relating to the affairs of the practice or approved barristers' clerk, as well as any other information the EE      reasonably requires. Penalties apply for failing to comply with these requirements.



Western Australia

Trust records must be externally examined at least once in each financial year by an External

Examiner approved by the Board and paid for by the practice. The External Examiner must provide

the Board a written report of the examination. The report must include an examination of all general trust accounts and accounts where trust money was held (e.g. controlled money accounts and

account subject of a power) that have been opened or closed by the law practice during the

reporting period.








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