The Supreme Court has inherent jurisdiction in relation to the regulation of the conduct of all lawyers in South Australia. It determines whether they are entitled to be admitted and it can take away their right to practise by striking them off the roll or suspending their practising certificates. The Court may make any other orders it considers are necessary in relation to any lawyer.
If the Tribunal has conducted an inquiry into a lawyer and has recommended that disciplinary proceedings be taken in the Supreme Court, the Attorney-General, the Law Society or the Legal Professional Conduct Commissioner may take those proceedings.
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