Ethics for solicitors in civil litigation – 1 CPD Unit

$99.00

Every member of the legal profession has a paramount duty to the court and to the administration of justice. It is imperative that legal practitioners conduct themselves with integrity, provide competent assistance to the courts and promote public confidence in the court system.

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Who is this course for?

All Lawyers.

What will you learn?

Every member of the legal profession has a paramount duty to the court and to the administration of justice. It is imperative that legal practitioners conduct themselves with integrity, provide competent assistance to the courts and promote public confidence in the court system. As such, it is essential that legal practitioners are aware of the Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules which provide detailed guidance and structure to establish the standard required in litigated matters.

In this course, the Honourable Peter Vickery QC provides an extensive overview of the common law and statue and outlines the standard required by practitioners during civil litigation.

How long is it going to take?

This is a 60 minute course in easy to consume sections, giving you the flexibility to learn when it fits your schedule.

Course Author: The Honourable Peter Vickery QC

former Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria

The Hon. Peter Vickery QC studied law at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1972 (LLB) and subsequently graduated from the University of London (Kings College) with a Master of Laws degree (LLM). He undertook articles at Madden Butler Elder & Graham (now the global law firm – Norton Rose Fulbright) between 1972-1973, and was admitted to practice in Victoria in 1973. Mr Vickery commenced practice as a Barrister in 1978 and was appointed Senior Counsel (QC) in 1995. Mr Vickery was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2008 and retired in 2018 after serving 10 years on the bench. During this time he established and managed the Technology, Engineering and Construction List of the Supreme Court of Victoria (the TEC List) and was appointed as the inaugural Patron of the Society of Construction Law (Australia) (SoCLA). Mr Vickery has in excess of 40 years’ experience in arbitration and litigation in numbers of complex construction cases related to highway, airport, factory, dam, gaol, power plant, gas pipeline and submarine construction; and commercial cases including the Pyramid Building Society litigation, the Ying Mui Malaysian property investment in Australia, the Amcor litigation, and proceedings arising from the Max Green taxation fraud and the National Safety Council fraud.