The Law Council of Australia, the National Council of Lawyers, was established in 1933 at a conference of legal societies in Sydney. The Law Council is the federal organisation of the legal profession, made up of Bar Associations and Law Societies. It speaks for the profession on the legal aspects of national issues, on federal law and on the operation of federal courts and tribunals. The Law Council, representing Australia’s 50,000 lawyers, works for the improvement of the law and of the administration of justice, and for better legal services. It acts in the interest of lawyers and in the interest of the whole community. The Business Law Section was established within the Law Council of Australia in 1980. It provides a forum through which lawyers and others interested in the laws, practices and procedures affecting business, ﬁnance and commercial activities throughout Australia can enhance their professional skills. It also enables them to develop contacts and work with governments and other international institutions for the reform of laws affecting the interests of Australian business. Membership of the Business Law Section currently stands at approximately 1,000.