Business Law Section


Business Law Section

The Business Law Section (BLS) was established in August 1980 by the Law Council of Australia with jurisdiction in all matters pertaining to business law. It provides a forum through which lawyers and others interested in law affecting business can discuss current issues, debate and contribute to the process of law reform in Australia, and enhance their professional skills.

The Business Law Section:

  • Prepares  half of the Law Council's submissions each year, putting the views of the business community and the legal profession directly to the Federal Government and its agencies, and Federal Parliamentary Committees. From January 2009 to December 2009, the Section lodged 46 submissions.
  • Provides a forum for debate of current issues, and assists lawyers to develop and maintain their professional skills and knowledge, through a schedule of regular conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Represents the Law Council on a number of bodies - for example, the National Taxation Liaison Group and its sub-committees, the Customs and Border Protection National Consultative Committee and its sub-committees and the ASX Corporate Governance Council.
  • Gives its members the opportunity to develop a network of professional contacts in their fields of practice.
  • Gives its members access to a range of discounts and corporate plan arrangements for domestic and international air travel, accommodation, and car rental.



If you wish to become a member of the Section, please visit the Law Council Membership Page, or contact the Membership Services Officer on 02 6246 3751 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In this section

About the Section
Section Executive
Section Administration
Representation on External Organisations
BLS Scholarships