About the event

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Lawyer X/Informant 3838/EF, a former Australian legal practitioner and criminal barrister who purported to act as counsel for clients charged with criminal offences whilst simultaneously informing on those clients to police. The Australian community and legal profession have been shocked at the serious allegations that have arisen in relation to Lawyer X, including conduct which ended with a Royal Commission in the state of Victoria. Join Arthur Moses SC in Perth as he delivers a paper titled, “Lawyer X: Lessons for Every Practitioner”.

The paper will cover:

  1. What the High Court said about Lawyer X?
  2. The background to the establishment of the Royal Commission of the Management of Police Informants and the Recommendations which impact on the legal profession;
  3. An example of the practical implications of the conduct of Ms Gobbo – Faruk Orman case;
  4. The sources of client legal professional privilege and duties of confidentiality that impose obligations on the legal profession;
  5. Engagement with law enforcement by the legal profession;
  6. Ramifications for the legal profession arising out of the Lawyer X scandal
  7. Ethics questions.

Author Profiles

Arthur Moses SC

Barrister, New Chambers

Author Profiles

Arthur Moses SC

Course Details

Date & Time:
Tuesday, 6 September
4:30pm – 5:30pm


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


Date & Time:

Tue, 6 September 2022 4.30pm - 5.30pm

CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

none Points Skills

1 Points Ethics







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