Recorded Webinar: Conflict of Interest and Professional Obligation – Dealing With Ethical Priorities (Legal Ethics)


27 November 2018

Duration:  1 hour


Whilst conflict of interest is a clear ethics issue, it is necessary to look at exactly what that means under the solicitor conduct rules. This session looks at conflict of interest from a practitioner’s professional obligation perspective and the solicitor conduct rules:

  • Conflict-of-interest situations explained:
  • conflicts and former clients
    • conflicts and current clients
    • conflicts and the solicitor’s own interests
  • Preventing conflict situations arising – a checklist
  • Managing the conflict once it arises
  • Disclosure obligations when conflicts arise
  • Ensuring appropriate systems to prevent conflicts of interest – “Chinese” walls
  • Your opponent is conflicted – what are your options?
  • When should you remove yourself from a matter – and how to do it
  • Conflict situations in big firms and multidisciplinary firms
  • Case study – acting for parents and then acting for children

Hugh Stowe, Barrister, Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

Hugh Stowe has been at the Bar since 2000.

He has a wide ranging commercial and equity practice, appearing predominantly in the Supreme Court and Federal Court, doing trial and appellate work, both led and unled.

Before coming to the bar, Mr Stowe practised as a solicitor at the firms now known as King & Wood Mallesons and Herbert Smith Freehills, and was associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.

Mr Stowe has a Masters of Law from Cambridge, and has lectured in law at the University of Durham, UK.

Mr Stowe has published on expert evidence preparation and in various other fields. He is also a qualified mediator, and has strong interest and experience in settlement theory and practice.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the "Legal Ethics" compulsory subject CPD unit.

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Product Code: WB3NOV18
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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