This Guidance Statement seeks to provide some strategies for properly identifying and dealing with this type of behaviour in a manner consistent with a solicitor’s ethical obligations.
The purpose of this Guidance Statement is to set out what sexual harassment is, the issue as it relates to the legal industry and what legal and ethical obligations employers and employees have.
This Guidance Statement seeks to provide some guidance on where a law firm employs the immediate family member of a judicial officer of a jurisdiction in which solicitors of the firm regularly appear, can give rise to potential ethical issues and how these might be managed.
Lawyers employed by government and quasi-government organisations often find themselves in roles which mix legal and non-legal work (such as governance and risk management), or have them reporting to non-lawyers and being asked to do nontraditional legal roles. This can result in some confusion.
The purpose of this Guidance Statement is to outline what a practitioner should do if they inadvertently receive confidential information from another solicitor or a third party under the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2012 (‘ASCR’) and the common law.
This Guidance Statement considers conflicts of interest regarding the representation of multiple employees, at different positions within a company’s chain of responsibility, in Work Health and Safety investigations and the ethical obligations that arise when employees are compelled to participate in interviews under the Work Health Safety Act 2011 (Qld)
The purpose of this Guidance Statement is to outline what is considered to be ‘reasonable supervision’ under the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2012 (‘ASCR’) and the common law.
The Guidance Statement considers the requirements for in-house counsel in relation to
practising certificates if employed by a corporation other than an incorporated legal practice in Queensland.
When receiving cash from clients, solicitors and law practices need to be aware of their ethical obligations and those under Commonwealth Financial Reporting legislation.
Proceeds of crime compliance and Anti-Money Laundering has been updated as of 18 December 2018 to include a reference to the Lexon Verification of Identity (‘VOI’) Checklist; please note this link is only available for Lexon insured and QLS members.