Ethics on Friday: Practical Conflicts – Real Life Studies

Friday 20th October, 2017 12:30 pm – Friday 20th October, 2017 2:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Three experienced practitioners share their views of the conflicts issues which arise in private law firms with six real life example case studies including:

  • You drafted the contract years ago – are you able to represent one of the parties in a dispute over the contract?
  • You acted for the company – can you represent shareholders fighting each over other the sale of their shares in the company?
  • You acted for the company on a commercial debt dispute – can you represent an individual who is suing the company for negligence?
  • You regularly act for a client who is being sued, and who has made a claim on their PI policy.  The insurer’s solicitor is demanding that the client signs a reservation of rights letter, by which the client would also agree to waive legal professional privilege.

The case studies will be distributed in advance, and there is sure to be lively discussion.

  • 1.5 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility


Sponsored by


Fiona Halsey (Chair)
Halsey Legal

Ashley Macknay
MDS Legal

Philippa Rezos
Acting Law Complaints Officer
Legal Profession Complaints Committee

Geoff Hancy

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