Beat the Clock 2022 – Practical Legal Ethics | The ethics of negotiations: Crossing the line


CPD points: 1 Point

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The ethics of negotiations: Crossing the line

As our employers’ representatives, we are expected to seek the best outcome we can achieve, whether that be in contract negotiation, enforcement of rights or in litigation. But we are also officers of the court, with a paramount obligation to ensure the interests of justice are served. Drawing the line between taking a tough approach in advancing an employer’s interests and a lawyer’s professional duties is not always easy.

Our experienced litigation lawyers will explore the duties owed by lawyers in this context covering the following:

  • the ethical framework and issues that arise for in-house lawyers in representing their employer’s interest
  • whether lawyers are placed at a disadvantage by having professional obligations that others may not have
  • the legal implications – unconscionable conduct under the ACL and misleading conduct
  • the use that may be made of statements made in (and knowledge gained from) without prejudice discussions
  • frankness in dealing with regulatory authorities
  • case studies on the above

Practical Legal Ethics – Webinar

Broadcast live on Thursday, 17 February

Online – ON24 Webcast
Practical Legal Ethics (CPD: 1 Point)
Presented by Partner Nick Burkett and Senior Associate Kate Sambrook.
This session is relevant for all in-house counsel roles.


Feedback from our 2021 Beat the Clock attendees:

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‘Great care was given to make the webinar accessible, so the presentations were not disrupted by technical issues. The slides were useful and informative.’

‘Practical examples were excellent.’

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