In terms of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014, legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) fall under the regulatory and disciplinary jurisdiction of the Legal Practice Council.

All legal practitioners are bound by a strict professional code.

It is the function of the Legal Practice Council to act in the public interest. The Legal Practice Council is committed to protecting the public against unprofessional and irresponsible conduct by legal practitioners. Complaints about legal practitioners should, therefore, be lodged with the Legal Practice Council

Complaints against legal practitioners

Members of the profession and of the public are at liberty to approach any of the offices nearest to them irrespective of the provinces in which they are located.

View the Legal Practice Council website here and downlaod the complaints form.

Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West
ProcForum Building, 123 Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria
Telephone: (012) 338 5800

Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape
29th Floor,ABSA Centre, 2 Riebeek Street, Cape Town;
Telephone: (021) 443 6700

200 Hoosen Haffejee Str, Pietermaritzburg
Telephone: (033) 345 1304

Free State
139 Zastron Street, Bloemfontein
Telephone: (051) 447 3237