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CPD Points 1

  • C4: Substantive Law (1)

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Ethical standards of conduct represent an important professional obligation which we each have as lawyers. The session will focus upon the duties owed by family lawyers to the Court and the relevant Professional Conduct Rules. It will address some ethical dilemmas, in fact scenarios, making reference to case law along the way.

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The Law Society of Western Australia is the professional association for Western Australian barristers and solicitors


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The use of caveats may raise professional ethics issues as well as legal issues. A recent decision by the State Administrative Tribunal found the lodging of a caveat without there being a caveatable interest to be professional misconduct on the part of the lawyer.  Join us for a refresher on caveats and caveatable interests as the speakers explore the relevance of caveats in family law proceedings including inappropriate use.  The seminar concludes with a panel discussion, including an opportunity for questions.