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Introduction to legal ethics

Lawyers' ethics are principles and values which, along with conduct rules and common law, regulate a lawyer's behaviour. This website aims to equip lawyers with the information and the tools they need to act ethically at all times, while also providing the community with an insight into legal ethics.

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Ethics News
14 Dec

A solicitor is a fiduciary. Subject to our duty to the Court and the administration of justice, we must serve the best interests of our client.


19 Oct

Babcock & Brown DIF III Global v Babcock & Brown Int'l Pty Ltd [2015] VSC 453

An Application ("the Application") was brought to restrain a practitioner and the practitioner's current employer from continuing to act for a plaintiff (P), on a matter (a claim for damages and compensation relating to an investment made by P - "the Claim") in which her former employer was acting for the defendant (D). The grounds argued were that the practitioner was in possession of confidential information about D, obtained when she was employed by her former employer, which was relevant to the matter and which could prejudice D's interests.


21 Aug

A recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court in FAL Management Group Pty Ltd v Denham Constructions Pty Ltd1 has reinforced the long established rule that unilateral communication with the Court is unacceptable.

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