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What is the difference between a Lawyer and a Conveyancer?

Conveyancers specialise in the real property law of conveyancing and complete a one year diploma course and an additional year of supervised training. Conveyancers are limited in the amount of legal advice they can offer clients.

A Lawyer is a broad term to describe a person who has completed a Bachelor of Laws and has been admitted to the legal profession. Lawyers can work with unlimited scope on conveyancing work and can advise clients on the wider implications of their sales and purchases within the relevant jurisdiction.

Although Conveyancers are not licensed to operate in their own right in Queensland, many firms use Conveyancers, Paralegals and administrative staff to run files under the ‘supervision’ of a Lawyer.

At Map Lawyers, we are Lawyers specialised in property law – a qualified lawyer will be assigned to your file and will be your primary point of contact.

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