About the event

This seminar is available in person or via webinar

Confidentiality is a cornerstone of the lawyer-client relationship, but it is broader than just the lawyer-client relationship.

This seminar will consider two extremes to better understand the principal of confidentiality.

  • In the mid 70’s two American lawyers kept confidential the secret location of a body that their client had told them he had disposed of.  They were charged but exonerated and commended by the Judge.
  • From the mid 90’s Victorian Lawyer Nicola Gobbo gave police confidential information about her clients involved in the gangland wars of Victoria, her conduct is roundly criticized and a Royal Commission is called.

Lawyers must know how to ensure information that comes into their possession, because of their special role, is kept confidential, but what are the exceptions to that?  And how has this been applied in Western Australia?


Author Profiles

Tim Houweling

Director Cornerstone Legal

Author Profiles

Tim Houweling

Course Details

Date & Time:
Thurs, 12 September 2019 4:30pm – 6.00pm



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

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Light refreshments will be provided


CPD Points:

1.5 Points Competency 3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility



Member: $185

Non-Member: $270

Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Member): $90

Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Non-Member): $175

CPD Freedom: $0

legalsuper Young Lawyer CPD*: $135

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

Date & Time:

Thu, 12 September 2019 4.30pm - 6.00pm

CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

none Points Skills

1.5 Points Ethics







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