New legislation is super-charging paperless litigation

An affidavit may now be electronic, using no paper whatsoever. Deponents and witnesses may electronically sign draft affidavits in PDF when making a paperless affidavit.

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Independent advice – know your obligations

Solicitors’ certificates of independent advice in relation to loans and guarantees are prohibited under Practice Rule 11.

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Multi-disciplinary practices: what are the ethical boundaries?

The Ethics Committee of the Law Society provides an examination of the ethical boundaries involved in ‘one stop shop’ multi-disciplinary practices.

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Solicitors’ duties in the digital era – is there a duty of technological competence?

Simone Herbert-Lowe makes a case for solicitors having a duty of technological competence given the potential for significant financial harm.

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Balancing Legal Project Management with lawyers’ professional obligations

Legal Project Management can support as well as challenge legal professional values and rules of conduct.

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Working with clients with disability: improving experiences in the justice system

Insights and practical tips for working with clients with disability & engaging with the Royal Commission.

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When should I not act for a client?

When should you decline to act for a client? Recent headlines may have you wondering.

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Who gets the file notes? Supreme Court provides new guidance

Your file notes, your business? New Supreme Court decisions might have you thinking again.

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How law firms can mitigate the risk of cyber attacks

Addressing the unspoken problem of cyber extortion against law firms – ways you need to prepare, now.

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Penumbral duty no longer ‘an area of obscurity or uncertainty’

NSWCA confirms solicitors do not owe a ‘penumbral duty’ to provide advice beyond the retainer.

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