In 2016 the High Court of Australia, in the decision of Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Limited  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
Date & Time:
Thu, January 1, 1970 12:00 am - 12:00 am
none Points Professional Management
none Points Professional Responsibility
1 Points Skills
none Points Ethics