New South Wales Attorney General Mark Speakman said: “Ms Moore`s extensive experience in regulatory policy development, strategic planning and stakeholder management at the highest levels of the legal industry, combined with her deep understanding of the uniform law of the legal profession, makes her an excellent candidate for this key role. Victoria`s Attorney General, Jaclyn Symes, said: “Ms. Moore`s deep understanding of regulators and the work they do to protect consumers will be of great benefit to the work of the Commission and as Commissioner.” Ms. Moore will bring extensive experience in regulatory policy and the justice sector to the work of the Council and as Commissioner, and will continue important work to promote greater efficiency and simplification of legal services in Australia. Western Australian Attorney General John Quigley said: “Ms. Moore`s extensive knowledge of the uniform law of the legal profession will enable her to work with participating and non-participating jurisdictions in the interest of future system development.” Together, the Legal Services Council and the Commissioner responsible for the Single Regulation for Legal Services oversee the operation of the common system of legal professions. New South Wales and Victoria launched the Legal Profession Uniform Law Scheme in 2015, and Western Australia joined in July this year. Ms. Moore will assume her new role on November 1, 2022 for a five-year term, assuming the role of Ms. Megan Pitt.
The program aims to expand its reach to more jurisdictions in Australia, standardize regulatory requirements, reduce red tape and create a common market. Heather Moore has been appointed Uniform Regulatory Commissioner for Legal Services and Chief Executive Officer of the Conseil des services juridiques. Most recently, Ms. Moore was Director of the Office of the President and CEO of the Large Urban Cities Commission. More information on the work of the Commissioner and the Legal Service Council can be found here. Over the past decade, she has worked for the Law Society of NSW and has held various policy and leadership leadership positions in what is now the New South Wales Department of Communities and Justice.