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Ethics: When an attorney acts beyond their power
Ethics: When an attorney acts beyond their power

 Carly Erwin 01 Aug 2020

A solicitor may face an ethical dilemma where they suspect an attorney is seeking to abuse their power to the detriment of the principal.

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Contract law and statute: Good faith negotiations
Contract law and statute: Good faith negotiations

 Bryan Horrigan and Nicholas Young 01 Jul 2020

Obligations to negotiate in good faith are increasingly common and the precise scope and content of such obligations is under the spotlight. The enforceability of these obligations will be heavily influenced by the contractual context.

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Legal capacity: Front of mind
Legal capacity: Front of mind

 Michael Lombard 01 Jul 2020

Practitioners should be aware of the legal capacity of their clients and understand that while they may have capacity for one proceeding, they may not for another. 

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Search warrants: Don’t panic
Search warrants: Don’t panic

 Michael Dolan 01 Jul 2020

A solicitor must remember their professional responsibilities and ethical duties to their client when served with a search and seizure warrant.

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Ethics Committee rulings: Ethical constraints
Ethics Committee rulings: Ethical constraints

 LIV Ethics Committee 01 Jul 2020

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help...

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Victorian Legal Services Board: An ethical lawyer
Victorian Legal Services Board: An ethical lawyer

 Fiona McLeay 01 Jul 2020

Let’s have a conversation about what it means to be fit and proper to practise in 2020.

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Ethics: Charging professionalism
Ethics: Charging professionalism

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Jun 2020

Lawyers whose charging reflects over-servicing may not escape a disciplinary consequence.

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Ethics Committee rulings: Duty of confidence
Ethics Committee rulings: Duty of confidence

 LIV Ethics Committee 01 May 2020

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help...

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Ethics: Anticipating obligations
Ethics: Anticipating obligations

 Gino Dal Pont 01 May 2020

Lawyers’ obligations may emerge independent of an existing retainer.

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Ethics Committee rulings: Confidentiality
Ethics Committee rulings: Confidentiality

 LIV Ethics Committee 01 Apr 2020

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help...

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Ethics: Taking unfair advantage
Ethics: Taking unfair advantage

 Michael Dolan 01 Apr 2020

Where an obvious error is made in favour of your client, a practitioner may face an ethical dilemma. Do you tell the party making the error or stay silent?

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Legal advisors responsible for ethical governance
Legal advisors responsible for ethical governance

 Karin Derkley 11 Mar 2020

Lawyers have a role to play in restoring community trust in institutions, an International Women’s Day event was told...

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Ethics Committee rulings: Former client conflict
Ethics Committee rulings: Former client conflict

 LIV Ethics Committee 01 Mar 2020

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help...

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Ethics: Competence on the professional radar
Ethics: Competence on the professional radar

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Mar 2020

Questions of lawyer competence have over recent decades entered the professional domain...

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Ethics Committee rulings: Legal costs dispute
Ethics Committee rulings: Legal costs dispute

 LIV Ethics Committee 01 Feb 2020

Ethical dilemmas are part of everyday practice for solicitors. The LIV Ethics Committee is available to help...

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