eLearning: Advocate’s Immunity

The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 4, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

In 2016 the High Court of Australia, in the decision of Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Limited [2016] HCA 16, reaffirmed the doctrine of advocate’s immunity as good law in Australia despite it being abolished in the UK and New Zealand. However, the High Court confirmed that the immunity applied only to advice that leads to, or is intimately connected with, the conduct of the case in Court. The majority in Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers held that the scope of the immunity does not extend to negligent advice leading to settlement of a case. Examine the scope of the doctrine in light of Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers and the public policy reasons underlying it.

Level: Advanced / Intermediate

Competency
  • 1 points Competency 4 Substantive Law

 

Speakers

John Vaughan SC (Chair)
Barrister
Francis Burt Chambers

Joshua Thomson SC
Barrister
Francis Burt Chambers

Price
Member
$99
Non-Member
$99
CPD Freedom
$30