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Recorded Fireside Chats

Family Law and Ethics with Ian Kennedy and The Hon. Nahum Mushin – On-Demand Fireside Chat

Fireside Chats are a one hour conversation between two of the most respected experts in their chosen field. Each discussion is planned by the two experts and covers an agreed range of issues.


About the Fireside Chat

Ian Kennedy AM interviews The Hon. Nahum Mushin
Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

This isn’t a webinar and it’s not chalk and talk. It’s a one hour conversation between one of the most respected experts in their chosen field and another expert in the same field. Each discussion is planned by the two experts and covers an agreed range of issues we’ll share with you.

Complying with the rules of professional responsibility is only part of every lawyer’s required conduct. The practice of law, as with all other areas of human endeavour, must be ethical. Ethics is conduct beyond the rules.

This session is intended as a wide-ranging discussion exploring and raising awareness of the nature and importance of good ethical practice in family law. Some of the issues to be discussed include –

  • Duty to client (confidentiality; fidelity; conflicting interests)
  • Conflicts between duty to the Court and duty to the client;
    • Proper basis
      • Flower Hart v White Industries (1999) 87 FCR 134
    • Correcting errors
  • Conflicts in duties to a current client and a former client;
    • Thevanez (1986) FLC ¶91-748
    • Osferatu (2015) FLC ¶93-666
  • Lawyer/judge relationships
    • Charisteas (2021) HCA 29
  • Inadvertent disclosure
    • ASCR r31 – resultant conflict with own client?
  • Delinquent clients

Presented By

Ian Kennedy AM
Senior Partner, Kennedy Partners Melbourne, Vic
Professor the Honourable Nahum Mushin AM
Adjunct Professor of Law, Monash University Faculty of Law Melbourne, Vic

Who Should Attend?

This fireside chat presentation is suitable for family lawyers – Australia wide. This fireside chat is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

CPD Information

Lawyers can claim up to 1 unit /point - Ethics . This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – From 1/4/2021, due to changes to your CPD requirements we are unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA.


If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: [email protected]

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