Setting up at the Bar

Other sections of our website provide detailed information about Coming to the Bar.

This section is designed as a “check-list” of items that you should consider in the process of setting up at the Bar.

  • Application for membership of The Western Australian Bar
  • Application for Chambers
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Practising Certificate
    (if you are coming from Government, you will need to apply to the Legal Practice Board (LPB) for a practising certificate.  If you already hold a practising certificate, you need to request a ‘barrister only’ condition be imposed)
  • Notify the Legal Practice Board (and, if you are a member, the Law Society) of your new practice details
  • Announcement to the Supreme Court
  • Sign the WA Bar Roll
  • ATO requirements (ABN/GST)
  • Insurance (Income Protection/Life Insurance)
  • Accountant/Accounting Package
  • IT Support
  • Furniture, equipment and stationery
  • Robes

Click here to download The WA Bar’s Prospective Members’ Guide.

Find A Barrister

The Western Australian Bar only contains the contact details of those barristers who are members of the WA Bar with current WA or Interstate practising certificates and who have agreed to their details being made available.

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