The importance of in-house counsel maintaining independence, and the consequences of not maintaining that independence, has been highlighted in recent times in a series of Royal Commissions, Government inquiries and litigation. These public hearings have illustrated issues as to the practical application of independence obligations of in-house counsel and how conflicts with independence obligations can manifest themselves.
Our team will cover:
- Conflicts with independence obligations, including conflicts with your personal interests, between different interests within the organisation and between the interests of the organisation and your primary duty to the Court
- When to act, or not act, in accordance with legal advice given to your organisation
- How any conflicts with independence interplay with the preservation of legal professional privilege
- How you appropriate manage the risk of exposure to liability
This session will be relevant for all in-house counsel roles.