Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Barristers, Solicitors and Conveyancers

 

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS

 

Prior to 1891 people were admitted to practice either as barristers or as attorneys, solicitors and proctors.

Barristers and solicitors may have trained at a university. See University Records.

Barristers and solicitors are employed in the public service. See Public Servants.

Also see Business Records.

Also see Court Records.

 

REGISTRATION, FILES AND ROLLS


PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - ROLL OF BARRISTERS 1841-1932

This is indexed through the catalogue.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BARRISTER AND SOLICITOR ADMISSION FILES 1988-1995

This is indexed through the catalogue.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/

 

Public Record Office Victoria also has the following:

These are not online.

 

Bendigo Regional Archives Centre has the following:

This is not online.

 

VICTORIAN LEGAL SERVICES BOARD AND COMMISSIONER - REGISTER OF LEGAL PRACTITIONERS AND LAW PRACTICES

At present in order to practise barristers and solicitors need to be registered.

http://lsbc.vic.gov.au/?page_id=283


AUSTRALASIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE - VICTORIAN LEGAL PROFESSION TRIBUNAL HEARINGS 1997-2005

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/vic/

 

AUSTRALASIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE - VICTORIAN LEGAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER HEARINGS 2016-PRESENT

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/vic/

 

JOURNAL

 

AUSTRALASIAN LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE - THE VICTORIAN LAW TIMES AND LEGAL OBSERVER 1856 -1857

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/vic/

 

RECORDS

 

FAMILYSEARCH - HIGGINS COLLECTION SOLICITORS' RECORDS 1851-1903

Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/456248?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

CONVEYANCERS


From 1847 in the colony of New South Wales conveyancers applied to the Supreme Court to be certified; Victoria was the Port Phillip District of the colony of New South Wales until 1851.

Also see Business Records.

 

Public Record Office Victoria has the following:

This may include certified conveyancers. This is not online.

 

CONSUMER AFFAIRS VICTORIA - PUBLIC REGISTER OF CONVEYANCERS

At present in order to practise conveyancers need to be licensed.

https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/licensing-and-registration/conveyancers/public-register

 

 

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