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Ethics - confidentiality and disclosure - Webinar Package

NZ $121.00
Jenny Beck Duncan Webb
Jenny Beck
Jenny Beck Law
Duncan Webb
Lane Neave

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Presentation time: 60 minutes
A client needs to have confidence that their engagement with their lawyer is confidential. However, the law in this area has continued to evolve with issues of disclosure coming under particular scrutiny.

What is a lawyer’s duty in terms of disclosure to both their clients and the courts? When can you as lawyer choose not to disclose information to your client? In what circumstances can you act against a former client? The presenters will work through different scenarios giving you a good insight into possible issues you may face in your practice and proposed solutions to them. Attend this webinar to ensure you are well versed in these matters.

Learning objectives
  • You will gain a working knowledge of the applicable rules and be able to identify when issues of confidentiality and disclosure arise.

  • You will have the necessary skills to address an issue and propose a solution.

Who should attend
All lawyers – anyone practising law would benefit from this webinar.

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Authors: Jenny Beck, Dr Duncan Webb
Published: 23 September 2013
Pages: 22



Clients need to know that their lawyer will keep in confidence the fact of their engagement, all information received under the retainer and details of any steps taken. Clients also need to have control over proceedings and know that their instructions will be carried out, that they will be consulted every step of the way and that their lawyer will disclose to them any relevant information that comes to hand.

In this paper we discuss Rules 7 and 8 of the Conduct and Client Care Rules 2008 as they relate to the basic aspects of the lawyer-client relationship discussed above. Both these Rules place significant professional duties on lawyers. However they are not absolute and we deal with exception to the Rules and situations where tensions might arise between these Rules and other professional or legal duties binding lawyers.

The Rules are there for guidance and positive direction. We hope to assist lawyers to see them as constructive and helpful rather than burdensome.

Reading the Rules is a little like reading Proverbs in the Bible: every time you do it you make surprising and gratifying discoveries. Hopefully you will uncover some useful nuggets here to inform your legal practice.


PowerPoint Presentation

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Number of Slides: 22

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Ethics - framing costs and managing client expectations - Webinar Package

Publication Date: 04-Mar-2013

Author: Dr Duncan Webb

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