About the event

This Seminar is also being delivered via webinar.

Please note bookings will close one hour prior to the seminar start time.


This presentation includes a refresher on the ethical obligations applicable to lawyers practising in WA, including the core duties owed under the legislative framework (and at common law), as well as a deeper dive into ethical quandaries faced by in-house counsel in particular.

The presentation also explores the new or heightened challenges which lawyers may encounter in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, including practical challenges associated with remote working, and the complex interplay between a lawyer’s personal views and their ethical obligations, when it comes to matters such as anti-vaccination sentiment or resistance to public health orders.

Level: General


From Monday 31 January 2022, all visitors to our offices who do not have a medical exemption must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Author Profiles

Ella Wisniewski

Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

Author Profiles

Ella Wisniewski

Ella Wisniewski is a Senior Associate in the Disputes team at Herbert Smith Freehills. Ella holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Dispute Resolution at Humboldt University, and specialises in international commercial arbitration, with a particular focus on disputes in the mining and resources, energy, and construction sectors.

Christopher Hicks

Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

Author Profiles

Christopher Hicks

Christopher Hicks is a Senior Associate in the Disputes team at Herbert Smith Freehills. He specialises in complex and sensitive corporate crime and contentious regulatory matters. He advises clients about compliance, internal and external investigations, and prosecutions and enforcement proceedings.

Course Details

Date & Time:
Friday, 11 March 2022
1.00pm – 2.00pm

Venue 1:

The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace


Venue 2:

At your desk

Delivered live online


CPD Points:

1 Point Competency 3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility



CPD Freedom: $0

Member: $125

Non-Member: $200

legalsuper Young Lawyer CPD*: $90



To ensure you receive your CPD Points for this event, please provide us with your Legal Practice Board Practitioner ID 
For queries, contact CPD Services on (08) 9324 8640 or email cpd@lawsocietywa.asn.au

Date & Time:

Fri, 11 March 2022 1.00pm - 2.00pm


Level 5/160 St Georges Terrace Perth wa

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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

Points Skills

none Points Ethics






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