Ethics Workshop - 5 February 2019
Approx $34.39 USD
Ethics lessons from the Lawyer X affair
Solicitors have a fiduciary and ethical duty to keep their clients’ confidences and they also have a paramount duty to the court and the administration of justice. Over the past few weeks details have emerged publicly about a registered police informer who was also a barrister involved in criminal trials. It is timely for all solicitors to refresh their minds about these fundamental ethical duties and to consider what immediate lessons should be learnt. No doubt the Royal Commission established by the Victorian Government will examine many of these matters in great detail, but in this highly interactive workshop we will focus generally on the ethical challenges raised by these events and other (de-identified) frequently asked questions from callers to our ethics hotline.