The Solomon Islands Bar Association has called for new laws on trust accounts.

This follows the arrest of two lawyers, accused of misusing thousands of dollars of their clients' money.

Charles Ashley and Charles Levo have both denied the charges. But the President of Solomon Islands Bar Association says the cases have damaged the profession's reputation.

In an interview with Radio Australia, Rodney Kingmele says at the moment there are no regulations governing how trust accounts are managed, and says that has to change.