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 Recorded Webinar: Obtaining Information and Using It – What are the Ethical Limits? (Ethics)


Date: 11 September 2018

Duration:  1 hour

The practitioner’s role does involve information gathering, particularly with evidence, but what are the practical ethical limits to this process? Once obtained, the way you use information may also present an ethical risk. This session looks at the ethics of information gathering and use:

  • The duty of care to your client and ethical information gathering and use
  • Obtaining information legally and ethically – is this the same thing?
  • Privacy and confidentiality issues when obtaining information
  • Duty to client and duty to the court in information gathering
  • Using confidential information – is this ever justified?
  • Misuse of information – disclosure of personal information and other breaches
  • Obligation to report versus the duty of confidentiality
  • Inadvertent disclosure – a look at Expense Reduction Analysts Group Pty Ltd v Armstrong & Marketing Pty Ltd [2013] HCA 46
  • Case studies in ethical information gathering and use
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Dr Elisabeth Peden, Barrister & Accredited Mediator, Sydney

Elisabeth was admitted in 1994 (BA (1st Hons); LLB (1st Hons, Medal) USyd) and completed her PhD on contractual implied terms at Cambridge University.

Until 2007 she was as an academic, academic barrister and consultant to an international law firm.

From 2007 Elisabeth has been a barrister fulltime, while remaining a Professor at Sydney University, teaching internationally.

She also provides legal training to law firms, inhouse counsel and organisations and speaks at conferences nationally and internationally.

Elisabeth is an editor of the New South Wales Law Reports and Commercial Law Quarterly, a nationally accredited mediator and an expert witness on Australian contract law in overseas jurisdictions, including Singapore and New Zealand.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the the Ethics compulsory subject CPD unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2019.

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 Price:  $176.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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