Supervision: obligations and risks

Wednesday 28th February, 2018 10:00 am – Wednesday 28th February, 2018 12:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

The risk of inadequate supervision not only concerns a practice’s or practitioner’s compliance requirements but may also result in professional negligence claims.

Libby Fulham from the Legal Practice Board will discuss:
• The requirements of the Legal Profession Act 2008 and the Legal Profession Regulations 2009;
• The Board’s Supervised Legal Practice Guidelines;
• What is effective supervision in legal practice;
• The role of the supervisor;
• Common complaints from junior legal practitioners in relation to the standard of supervision provided in law practices.

John Rogers from Law Mutual will provide insights into how this risk may be mitigated with a focus on:
• Compliance requirements are a minimum standard; you may need to do more depending upon the nature of your practice
• Where the risk of inadequate supervision can arise when providing legal services
• What may constitute an adequate system or process of supervision, including the need to regularly review whether or not the system is working in practice
• The concept of supervision from the point of view of both the supervisor and the supervisee

Level: General

This seminar is approved for the purposes of Law Mutual Risk Management training.

  • 2 points Competency 1 Practice Management



Libby Fulham
Executive Director
Legal Practice Board

John Rogers
General Manager
Law Mutual

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