Recorded Webinar: The Ethics of Settlements: When Resolving Disputes Can Come Back to Bite You (Ethics)

 
Date: 6th February 2018
Duration: 1 hour
 ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Clients sometimes have second thoughts after settling a major piece of litigation. Often, when faced with settlement remorse, an easy target is the client’s legal team. But, what are the ethical duties of a practitioner advising settlement, particularly in difficult or hard-fought litigation? And do the ethical waters become murkier when the matter is being run on a contingency basis?  This session unravels the ethical issues:
  • Advising on settlements – ethical obligations explained
  • Short time frames, costs and other pressures  impacting settlement decisions – what ethical difficulties do they create?
  • Contingency arrangements, litigation funding arrangements and settlement:
    • what are your ethical duties?
    • who should be involved in the decision to settle?
  • How much coercion can lawyers put on clients to accept settlement?
 PRESENTER
Our presenter

Geoffrey Adelstein, Partner, Adelstein Solicitors, Sydney

Geoffrey specialises in commercial and insurance litigation and his considerable experience in this area is recognised by other practices who have engaged him to act as a consultant and to give expert evidence. Geoffrey has been accredited as a Mediator with LEADR and regularly acts for parties in private and court appointed mediations.

Geoffrey is experienced in commercial negotiation, arbitration and mediation. Geoffrey is accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales as a specialist in Personal Injury and Advocacy, as well as being a Public Notary.

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This webinar is suitable for litigation lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the Ethics compulsory subject CPD unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2018.

 ENQUIRIES/ASSISTANCE
If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us, on (03) 9670 2055 or email: info@tved.net.au
Product Code: WB7FEB18
 Price:  $176.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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