The Fidelity Fund
What is the Fidelity Fund?
The Fidelity Fund is maintained by the Legal Services Board. The Fidelity Fund receives annual contributions from certain legal practitioners, community legal centres and approved clerks.
The purpose of the Fidelity Fund is to provide compensation to clients who have lost money or property due to the dishonest or fraudulent behaviour of a lawyer, employee of a law practice or a barrister’s clerk.
Anyone who believes they have lost money or property that was held in trust as a result of the dishonest or fraudulent behaviour of a lawyer, employee of a law practice or a barrister’s clerk can make a claim against the Fidelity Fund.
Further information about the Fidelity Fund is on this website; alternatively, you can download the information sheet on Making a Claim Against the Fidelity Fund from the Publications page. If you have specific questions about the Fidelity Fund or want more information about whether you should make a claim please call the Board and ask to speak to a Fidelity Fund Officer.