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Clients don’t always understand solicitors’ duties to courts and other practitioners. They are interested in their matter only. This session looks at ethical dilemmas arising in family law litigation when the client’s instructions reveal inflated expectation or makes

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About the Webinar

Clients don’t always understand solicitors’ duties to courts and other practitioners. They are interested in their matter only. This session looks at ethical dilemmas arising in family law litigation when the client’s instructions reveal inflated expectation or makes compliance difficult, including:

  • The nature of ‘lawful, proper and competent instructions’ in family law matters
  • Obtaining competent instructions and problems of confidentiality
  • Client capacity and the reasonableness of instructions
  • When the client becomes unreasonable in an ongoing litigation
  • When the duty to comply with client instructions intersect with duty to court?
  • Clients making impossible demands – how should you respond?
  • Complying with instructions and disclosure obligations in sensitive family law matters
  • Disclosure obligations and managing the client who instructs non-disclosure
  • How to say ‘no’ when clients instructs to use improperly obtained information
  • Case study - Using information obtained from social media on client instruction

Presented By

Jeff Marhinin
Partner Accredited Family Law Specialist, Barkus

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is suitable for family lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the legal ethics compulsory subject unit for th

CPD Information

unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2019.

Enquiries/Assistance

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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