Best practice standards for representing Aboriginal clients

Legal Aid’s helpful guide provides guidance on issues impacting representation of Aboriginal clients.  

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Cross-examination by video in the COVID-19 context

The courts weigh in on the pros and cons of remote online cross-examination.

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File notes: when to take them and when to use them

The real value of file notes in defending professional indemnity claims.

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Adjournments and e-trials in the COVID-19 context

Two recent cases raise concerns about pursuing e-trials to avoid delays when the circumstances would have likely warranted an adjournment a few months ago.

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Getting the message across: clients, clarity and communication

Clear and effective communication is key in minimising the likelihood of a professional negligence claim.

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Judicial advice: when it’s best to seek the wisdom of the bench

A guide to when fiduciaries can seek judicial advice and protect themselves from personal liability.

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Risk management and compliance – two sides of the same coin

The Legal Services Commissioner of NSW on the importance of having appropriate management systems in place.

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Solicitor consultants: have you considered the terms of your practising certificate?

Consultant solicitors are embracing a flexible approach to legal practice, but do they have the practising certificate to match?

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Solicitor consultants: Have you considered your insurance cover?

If you are a consultant to a law practice, for insurance purposes the critical question is whether you are an employee or an independent contractor.

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I hope this email finds you well (aware of your obligations under the Rules)

A recent case clarifies the rule requiring an opponent’s consent to be obtained before any communication with the Court.

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