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 Recorded Webinar: Negotiations and Determining When to Settle: Walking the Ethical Tightrope in Family Law Matters (Ethics)

Date: Tuesday 28th February 2023
Duration: 1 Hour

All may be fair in love and war, but when do negotiation tactics cross the line into an ethical breach? This session looks at the ethical dimensions of negotiations and entering into settlements in family law matters. It includes:

  • Understanding the ethics of adversarial practice and their impact on settlement
  • Ethical guidelines for entering settlement negotiations
  • Should we view settlement negotiations as a game?  - the ethics consequences
  • Some ethics issues in settlement negotiations::
  • Fraudulent deception
  • When silence is a problem
  • Use of false material
  • Obligation of disclosure
  • Ethics issues in the settlement of complex litigation
  • Is there an ethics issue in refusing to settle?
Recorded Webinars,Family Law,Recorded Webinar: Negotiations and Determining When to Settle: Walking the Ethical Tightrope in Family Law Matters (Ethics)

Barry Berger, Director, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Dignity.EDR, Melbourne, Vic

Barry Berger is a Family Law Accredited Specialist, a Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer and an AIFLAM Accredited Arbitrator.

This year together with Leon Berger, Barry established Dignity EDR - Effective Dispute Resolution and Dignity Legal, an initiative which specialises in out-of-court settlements and expert guidance in all relationship matters.

Throughout his 46 year career, Barry was the co-founder and Managing Partner of Berger Kordos Lawyers and prior to that he was the Head of the Family Law Department of Home Wilkinson Lowry which subsequently became HWLE.

Barry Berger is one of Australia’s most experienced family lawyers and is known in the profession for giving strategic legal advice in complex family law matters, an innovator in collaborative law and alternative dispute resolution, and a champion of value-priced offerings.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in family law - Australia wide.


Lawyers can claim 1 CPD unit – 1 Ethics.

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Product Code: WB12FEB23
 Price:  $202.40 (Inclusive of GST)
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