About the event

This seminar will also be streamed as a webinar.

Social media offers significant benefits for lawyers.  However, these benefits present huge risks for lawyers and law firms if not managed properly.  This presentation aims to address ethical issues which may arise from the use of social media and strategies for mitigating those risks.

Topics covered will include:

  • Benefits of social media use
  • How social media has impacted upon court proceedings
  • Professional and ethical obligations pertinent to social media
  • Consequences of breach
  • Managing the risks

Level: General

Author Profiles - click on image for full profile

Philippa Honey

Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Author Profiles

Philippa Honey

Philippa Honey specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. Since being admitted to practice in 2010, she has acquired particular expertise in contract law, trade practices and corporations law. She has represented clients in all Courts, mainly in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the District Court of Western Australia. Having worked for a range of clients – including port authorities, major and mid-tier mining companies, pastoralists and private individuals – Philippa understands the importance of tailoring a litigation strategy to reach a commercial outcome. Prior to coming to the Independent Bar, Philippa was a Senior Associate in Lavan’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team.

Course Details

Date & Time:
Fri, 13 September 2019 1:00pm – 2.00pm



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

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A light lunch will be provided.


CPD Points:

1 Point Competency 3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility



Member: $137

Non-Member: $212

Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Member): $72

Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Non-Member): $137

CPD Freedom: $0

legalsuper Young Lawyer CPD*: $95

*Law Society Members less than 5 years practising and/or under 35 years of age

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Date & Time:

Fri, 13 September 2019 1.00pm - 2.00pm

CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

none Points Skills

1 Points Ethics






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