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 Recorded Webinar: Practical Ethics Risk Management in Family Law Matters (legal ethics)

Date: Thursday 17th February 2022
Duration: 1 Hour

The frequency of ethical risk in family law matters requires a proactive preventative response. It is too late to pick up the pieces later. This session provides a practical guide in management of key ethics risk in family law practice, including:

  • Understanding the primary duty to client in family law matters
  • Risk of former or opposing client confidentiality will be compromised
  • Theoretical risk of misuse test from McMillan v McMillan – how and when to apply
  • The less stringent ‘no real risk’ test – is this the preferred test on conflict and confidentiality?
  • The importance of clearly identifying specific confidential information at risk
  • Other conflict issues arising in family law matters:
  • relatives and associates as clients
  • competing financial interests
  • lawyers as witnesses
  • acting against former client
  • acting for more than one client
  • Acting for parent where allegations parent has abused the children – what to do?
  • Duty to disclose illegal conduct if made aware when acting for client
  • Is there an ethics issue in determining need for arbitration?
  • Case update
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Richard Galloway, Barrister, Brisbane 

Richard Galloway is a Brisbane barrister, and a qualified arbitrator and mediator.

He practices principally in matrimonial and relationships law.

He has presented papers on both substantive and procedural law at conferences, symposia, and workshops and for many years has been involved in moot court and advocacy training work for the Queensland Bar Association.


This webinar is suitable for family lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the legal ethics compulsory subject unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2022.


Lawyers can claim 1 CPD unit – legal ethics.  

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: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: WB11FEB22
 Price:  $202.40 (Inclusive of GST)
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