The Disciplinary Board ("Advokatnævnet") is the independent part of the Danish Bar and Law Society that handles complaints against lawyers.
The Disciplinary Board has 21 members.
The presidency consists of three judges; one from the Supreme Court, one from the high court and one from the district court.
The judges are appointed by the president of the Supreme Court. Nine of the members are lay members, appointed by the Ministry of Justice, and nine of the members are lawyers, appointed by the members of the Danish Bar and Law Society.
The Disciplinary Board handles disciplinary complaints and complaints about legal fees against lawyers (“advokater”).
How to complain
The fee for submitting a complaint is DKK 500. The deadline for filing a complaint is one year from the time when you learned about the matter.
If you have any questions, you can contact the secretariat of the Disciplinary Board via email (see below) and by phone.
Please avoid sending any irrelevant personal data, e.g. information about third parties or civil registration numbers.
The secretariat of the Disciplinary Board
Phone: +45 33 96 97 98