Recorded Webinar: Ethical Dilemmas Facing Commercial Litigators (Ethics)


12th February 2019

Duration:  1 hour


Litigators are faced with a range of ethical dilemmas and ensuring you comply with your duties is of utmost importance.  This session looks at your overriding duties to the court and looks at some tricky situations you may encounter. It covers:

  • Understanding the practitioner’s overriding duty to the court
  • Modern document keeping and ethical issues for the profession:
    • discovery obligations – what can go wrong from an ethical perspective?
    • technology assisted review and ethics
    • inadvertent disclosure of documents
    • withholding documents and misleading conduct
  • Ethics in pleadings – ensuring there is a proper basis for the pleading
  • Ensuring the “just resolution of disputes” – the professional obligation explained
  • The ethics obligations under the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules – legal ethical obligation and understanding the recent changes
  • Cost implications of ethical breach in civil procedure matters
Our presenter

Chris Hargreaves, Special Counsel, Batch Mewing Lawyers, Brisbane

With more than 15 years experience in dispute resolution, Chris provides practical, commercial and business driven advice. As a senior lawyer, Chris’ primary role at Batch Mewing is to offer supervision and mentoring to the team, with a particular focus on litigation, insolvency and securities matters as they arise. Chris supports our lawyers and clients with a strong technical knowledge combined with the ability to simplify complex tasks and issues.

With extensive commercial experience and as a business owner himself, Chris’ advice is always focused on seeing that our clients’ broader interests are considered as part of any legal matter that might arise.

Chris is an author and experienced public speaker. He regularly gives seminars and publishes articles, updates and videos. His focus is on providing valuable information about legal issues that is approachable, useful, and user friendly.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the the Ethics compulsory subject CPD unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2019.

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Product Code: WB4FEB19
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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