Recorded Webinar: Ethics in the Written Word – Meeting Ethical Standards in Written Communication (Ethics)


5th February 2019
Duration:  1 hour

This session examines ethics obligations for practitioners in written communication. Whether by letter, email or other medium they each present ethical risk. This session looks at the main issues to remain compliant, including:

  • Conduct rules and ethical communication
  • Civility professionalism and courtesy in written communication
  • Duty to establish client’s case factually
  • Writing clearly and concisely – when lack of clarity represents an ethics risk
  • Letters of advice – the ethical parameters
  • Communicating to third parties
  • Inappropriate language and phraseology in written communication
  • When communication breaches can amount to professional misconduct
  • Case study – examples of do’s and don’ts in written communication
Our presenter

David Bailey, Barrister, Melbourne

David has practised at the bar for over 16 years, previously practising as a solicitor. For over 25 years he practised  banking law acting for 2 of Australia’s major banks as head of the banking department of his firm. He now handles banking disputes as well as a broad range of commercial and international matters. He appeared in a major cross border commercial arbitration involving an appeal to the Full Federal Court of Australia and a constitutional challenge in the High Court. He appears in all courts in the Victorian hierarchy and the Federal Court.

David is currently the senior author of Civil Procedure Victoria, author of Discovery and Interrogatories, Australia and a co editor of Court Forms Precedents and Pleadings - Victoria.


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

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Product Code: WB6FEB19
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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