Ethics Committee Rulings

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October 2017

  • R4924 Property - Release of paper Certificate of Title -
  • R4925 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client

  • March 2017

  • R4918 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4916 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client

  • February 2017

  • R4913 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client
  • R4917 Commercial - Conflicts concerning current clients - Conflict of Interest

  • November 2016

  • R4911 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Material Witness

  • October 2016

  • R4910 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client

  • September 2016

  • R4904 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client
  • R4905 Family - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client

  • July 2016

  • R4901 Litigation - Capacity -

  • June 2016

  • R4900 Family - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client
  • R4897 Legal practice management - Privacy - confidentiality

  • May 2016

  • R4899 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client

  • April 2016

  • R4896 Guardianship - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client

  • March 2016

  • R4894 Legal practice management - Disbursing monies held in trust -

  • February 2016

  • R4892 Family - Rule 27.2 Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules 2015 - Material Witness
  • R4893 Guardianship - Administration - Conflict of Interest

  • December 2015

  • R4888 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4889 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4890 Legal practice management - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4891 Personal injury - Advertising -

  • November 2015

  • R4886 Family - Releasing money from trust -

  • October 2015

  • R4884 Property - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4885 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest -

  • September 2015

  • R4883 Wills and estates - Duty to disclose -

  • July 2015

  • R4878 Wills and estates - Release of original will to one of two executors -
  • R4879 Other - s.77A Bankruptcy Act Notice - confidentiality

  • June 2015

  • R4876 Family - Disbursing money held in trust account -

  • May 2015

  • R4874 Other - Duty to the Court to correct misleading statement -

  • April 2015

  • R4871 Legal practice management - Professional mobility -
  • R4872 Personal injury - Inadvertent disclosure -

  • March 2015

  • R4869 Compensation - VOCAT - Conflict of Interest

  • February 2015

  • R4864 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4865 Other - Administrative Law - Administration of justice - Duty to court
  • R4868 Legal practice management - serviced offices - confidentiality

  • December 2014

  • R4857 Family - Rule 13.4 - Conflict of Interest
  • R4859 Other - Children's Issues; Section 524 Children, Youth and Families Act 2005; Representation of the child from a "best interests" basis to a "direct instructions" basis -

  • October 2014

  • R4852 Property - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4856 Family - Trust account - Undertaking

  • September 2014

  • R4847 Legal practice management - Rule 4 - Conflict of Interest
  • R4848 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4850 Commercial - Ceasing to act -
  • R4851 Wills and estates - Transfer of client file -

  • July 2014

  • R4833 Litigation - Communicating with potential client of another law firm -
  • R4844 Other - Rule 13.4 - Conflict of Interest

  • June 2014

  • R4842 Wills and estates - Rules 8 and 13.4 - Conflict of Interest

  • April 2014

  • R4841 Family - Bankruptcy - Conflict of Interest
  • R4835 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4838 Elder - Release of documents -
  • R4839 Legal practice management - Release of donor's files to the Attorney -

  • December 2013

  • R4826 Other - Joint clients - Conflict of Interest
  • R4823 Wills and estates - Rules 4 & 13.4 - Conflict of Interest
  • R4824 Commercial - Rule 4 - Conflict of Interest

  • November 2013

  • R4820 Family - Alleged Conflict of Interest -

  • October 2013

  • R4817 Commercial - Debt Recovery - Conflict of Interest
  • R4816 Wills and estates - Probate - Conflict of Interest
  • R4819 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest -

  • September 2013

  • R4815 Other - Duty of confidentiality owed to a non-client - solicitor a member of an institution's Ethics Committee -
  • R4818 Bankruptcy - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • August 2013

  • R4814 Property - Just cause to terminate and claim a lien -

  • June 2013

  • R4805 Family - Children's Issues - Conflict of Interest
  • R4806 Criminal - Witness being a former client - Conflict of Interest
  • R4809 Family - Conflict of Interest -

  • May 2013

  • R4802 Legal practice management - Debt collection -

  • April 2013

  • R4795 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4795 Legal practice management - Conflict of Interest -

  • March 2013

  • R4801 Other - Costing - Conflict of Interest

  • February 2013

  • R4796 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4797 Commercial - Conflict of Interest -

  • December 2012

  • R4784 Commercial - Conflict of interest -
  • R4792 Commercial - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4791 Legal practice management - Rule 7.2 -

  • November 2012

  • R4789 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4787 Commercial - Conflict of Interest -

  • October 2012

  • R4783 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4781 Legal practice management - Confidentiality -
  • R4777 Wills and estates - Probate - Duty to Beneficiary -
  • R4785 Family - Conflict of Interest -

  • September 2012

  • R4779 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4763 Family - Binding Financial Agreements -
  • R4778 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4775 Legal practice management - Ownership of documents on client file -

  • August 2012

  • R4771 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client
  • R4772 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest -

  • July 2012

  • R4770 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4768 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client
  • R4765 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4767 Family - Conflict of interest -

  • June 2012

  • R4766 Legal practice management - Information Barriers - Professional Mobility -
  • R4764 Other - Retainers - Mental Capacity - Termination of retainer

  • May 2012

  • R4759 Wills and estates - Conflict of interest -
  • R4758 Legal practice management - Transfer of deeds -
  • R4754 Commercial - Material witness -
  • R4752 Property - Conflict of interest -
  • R4761 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4762 Wills and estates - Capacity -

  • April 2012

  • R4755 Family - Conflict of interest -
  • R4751 Commercial - Conflict of interest -
  • R4750 Commercial - Conflict of interest -
  • R4749 Bankruptcy - Conflict of interest -
  • R4747 Commercial - Conflict of interest -

  • March 2012

  • R4744 Property - Conflict of interest -
  • R4746 Wills and estates - Conflict of interest -
  • R4736 Other - Client referrals - Conflict of Interest
  • R4745 Wills and estates - Conflict of interest -

  • February 2012

  • R4740 Family - Conflict of interest -
  • R4738 Family - Conflict of interest -
  • R4737 Wills and estates - Conflict of interest -

  • December 2011

  • R4734 Commercial - Conflict of interest -
  • R4733 Commercial - Conflict of interest -

  • November 2011

  • R4728 Commercial - Conflict of interest -

  • October 2011

  • R4721 Family - Alleged Conflict of Interest -

  • September 2011

  • R4717 Commercial - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4720 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4713 Other - Military law - Duty to the court and administration of justice -
  • R4715 Legal practice management - Legal Practice Management - Confidentiality -

  • July 2011

  • R4712 Wills and estates - Wills & Estates - Conflict of Interest
  • R4710 Family - Former Client - Conflict of Interest

  • June 2011

  • R4702 Family - Family - Conflict of Interest - Conflict of Interest
  • R4708 Wills and estates - Wills & Estates - Conflict of Interest

  • May 2011

  • R4704 Criminal - Amended Plea - Conflict of Interest
  • R4706 Commercial - Former Client - Conflict of Interest

  • March 2011

  • R4692 Wills and estates - Wills & Estates - Conflict of Interest
  • R4697 Family - Family - Conflict of Interest
  • R4693 Family - Family - Conflict of Interest

  • February 2011

  • R4694 Property - Property - Rule 8 Professional Conduct & Practice Rules 2005 - Conflict of Interest
  • R4684 Family - Family Law - Conflict of Interest
  • R4691 Commercial - Commercial - Conflict of Interest
  • R4685 Commercial - Commercial - Legal professional privilege

  • November 2010

  • R4679 Legal practice management - Transfer of practitioner's practice - Lien
  • R4676 Legal practice management - Checking Identity - Release of documents

  • October 2010

  • R4672 Trust Accounts - Trust Accounts - Undertaking
  • R4673 Family - Family - Conflict of Interest
  • R4677 Wills and estates - Invalid will - Duty to client
  • R4664 Family - Family - Conflict of Interest

  • September 2010

  • R4669 Criminal - Water Prosecution - Conflict of Interest
  • R4671 Family - Family - Conflict of Interest

  • August 2010

  • R4668 Family - Family - Conflict of Interest

  • July 2010

  • R4662 Other - Professional Conduct & Practice Rules - Witness

  • May 2010

  • R4660 Family - Acting for cousin/family - Conflict of Interest
  • R4661 Wills and estates - Estate Monies - Undertaking
  • R4663 Family - Family - Conflict of Interest

  • March 2010

  • R4647 Legal practice management - Solicitor's lien for costs -
  • R4648 Wills and estates - Wills and Estates - Inadvertent disclosure

  • February 2010

  • R4645 Legal practice management - Storage of client medical records - confidentiality

  • December 2009

  • R4634 Commercial - Conflict of interest -
  • R4641 Bankruptcy - Conflict of interest -
  • R4636 Personal injury - Conflict of interest -

  • November 2009

  • R4631 Commercial - Potential Client - Conflict of Interest
  • R4629 Commercial - Conflict of interest -
  • R4635 Bankruptcy - Family Law - Duty to court
  • R4633 Wills and estates - Release of money in trust -

  • October 2009

  • R4627 Commercial - Conflict of interest -
  • R4628 Commercial - Conflict of interest -

  • September 2009

  • R4624 Family - Conflict on Interest -
  • R4625 Commercial - Commercial - Conflict of Interest
  • R4625 Commercial - Commercial - Conflict of Interest

  • August 2009

  • R4620 Family - Conflict of Interest - Conflict of Interest
  • R4618 Property - Property - Conflict of Interest

  • July 2009

  • R4615 Legal practice management - Unpaid client accounts; report to credit reporting agency -
  • R4613 Wills and estates - Release of Will - Capacity

  • June 2009

  • R4611 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4612 Property - Irrevocable authority - Trust funds

  • May 2009

  • R4604 Commercial - Commercial - Solicitor as witness
  • R4608 Legal practice management - Change of practice structure - Notification to clients
  • R4609 Commercial - Conflict of Interest -

  • April 2009

  • R4605 Property - Property - Conflict of Interest

  • March 2009

  • R4598 Family - Conflict of Interest - Duty to former client
  • R4601 Family - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • December 2008

  • R4590 Wills and estates - Solicitor as executor - Professional fees
  • R4593 Trust Accounts - Release of funds - Costs
  • R4595 Trust Accounts - Release of funds from trust - Costs

  • November 2008

  • R4586 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client
  • R4587 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4588 Family - Conflict of Interest -

  • October 2008

  • R4580 Wills and estates - Duty to client -
  • R4583 Legal practice management - Transfer and conduct of client files -
  • R4585 Personal Injury / Medical - Conflict of Interest -

  • September 2008

  • R4573 Compensation - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • August 2008

  • R4570 Family - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as witness

  • July 2008

  • R4565 Elder - Conflict of Interest - Acting for donor and donee
  • R4566 Family - Duty to other practitioner -
  • R4568 Wills and estates - Capacity - Duty to Instructions

  • June 2008

  • R4558 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Acting against a former client

  • May 2008

  • R4543 Legal practice management - Release of electronic documents / data -
  • R4550 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • March 2008

  • R4523 Trust Accounts - Release of funds - Entitlement to money
  • R4530 Bankruptcy - Joint Instructions - Release of Information
  • R4531 Legal practice management - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4537 Family - Conflict of Interest - Firm Merger

  • February 2008

  • R4515 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4525 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • December 2007

  • R4464 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4510 Litigation - Termination of retainer - Solicitor's lien
  • R4511 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4513 Litigation - Conflict of Interest -

  • November 2007

  • R4481 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility
  • R4497 Trust Accounts - Release of funds - Costs
  • R4506 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • September 2007

  • R4472 Trust Accounts - Payment of fees from trust -
  • R4476 Commercial - Trust money - Release of funds from trust

  • August 2007

  • R4442 Legal practice management - Release of files - Photocopying fees
  • R4466 Wills and estates - Conflict - confidentiality
  • R4469 Wills and estates - File ownership - Release of files
  • R4470 Property - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4473 Legal practice management - File retention - Acting on client's instructions
  • R4477 Family - Conflict of Interest - Conducting another business

  • July 2007

  • R4474 Property - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as witness

  • June 2007

  • R4461 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4467 Litigation - Lien - Acting on client's instructions

  • May 2007

  • R4437 Property - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4459 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • March 2007

  • R4430 Other - Privilege/confidentiality -
  • R4433 Property - Trust account - Trust funds
  • R4441 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4446 Property - Trust account - Undertaking
  • R4448 Legal practice management - Release of title -
  • R4452 Legal practice management - Professional Conduct & Practice Rules - Contacting another practitioner's client
  • R4453 Legal practice management - Capacity - Release of files
  • R4424 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4427 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4435 Legal practice management - Acting on Instructions -
  • R4439 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • February 2007

  • R4411 Property - Conflict of Interest - developer / subdivider
  • R4413 Legal practice management - Acting on Instructions -
  • R4415 Family - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4419 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4429 Legal practice management - Advertising -
  • R4434 Personal Injury / Medical - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • December 2006

  • R4397 Wills and estates - Legal Professional Privilege -
  • R4399 Wills and estates - Legal Professional Privilege -
  • R4403 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4410 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4414 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • November 2006

  • R4393 Personal Injury / Medical - Acting without instructions -
  • R4396 Bankruptcy - Acting on Instructions - Trust account
  • R4404 Family - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • October 2006

  • R4383 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4391 Bankruptcy/Family - Confidentiality - Legal professional privilege

  • September 2006

  • R4381 Family - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4384 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4388 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Material Witness
  • R4389 Family - Trust account - Acting on client's instructions

  • August 2006

  • R4355 Legal practice management - Duty to other practitioner -
  • R4375 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4377 Property - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4378 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4379 Commercial - Conflict of Interest -

  • July 2006

  • R4363 Wills and estates - Legal Practice Management - Release of documents
  • R4366 Property - Trust account - Acting without instructions
  • R4373 Family - Undertaking -

  • June 2006

  • R4354 Property - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4360 Workplace relations - Unauthorised access to information -
  • R4361 Employment - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4364 Family - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4365 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility

  • May 2006

  • R4324 Legal practice management - Duty to client -
  • R4325 Bankruptcy/Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4331 Personal injury - Duty to client - Duty to third party
  • R4344 Litigation - Duty to client - Acting without instructions
  • R4347 Litigation - Duty to other practitioner - Legal professional privilege
  • R4351 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility
  • R4352 Franchise - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • March 2006

  • R4308 Family - Undertaking -
  • R4318 Family - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4327 Personal injury - Duty to other practitioner - Duty to client
  • R4334 Wills and estates - Privilege/confidentiality -
  • R4312 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4313 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4315 Property - Solicitors' lien - Trust account
  • R4320 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as witness

  • February 2006

  • R4299 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4305 Litigation - Legal Professional Privilege - Waiver
  • R4310 Wills and estates - Conflict - Concurrent
  • R4311 Family - Money held in trust -
  • R4316 Legal practice management - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility

  • December 2005

  • R4296 Litigation - Costs -
  • R4302 Litigation - Solicitor as witness - Non-professional successive conflict

  • November 2005

  • R4275 Family - Undistributed trust monies -
  • R4290 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest -

  • October 2005

  • R4227 Commercial - Undertaking -
  • R4279 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4280 Family - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4281 Commercial - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4283 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as executor
  • R4287 Wills and estates - Confidentiality -

  • September 2005

  • R4251 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4259 Litigation - Solicitor as witness -
  • R4271 Wills and estates - Powers of administration -
  • R4277 Litigation - Undertaking -
  • R4282 Wills and estates - Duty to instructions - Power of attorney

  • August 2005

  • R4263 Wills and estates - Trust account -

  • July 2005

  • R4249 Litigation - Duty to court - Undertaking

  • June 2005

  • R4236 Litigation - Trust account -
  • R4255 Workplace relations - Solicitor as witness -
  • R3808 Commercial - Trust account -

  • May 2005

  • R4238 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Current proceedings
  • R4241 Litigation - Solicitor as witness -

  • March 2005

  • R4223 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4231 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4234 Commercial - Confidentiality - Inadvertent disclosure
  • R3808 Commercial - Trust account -
  • R4222 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • February 2005

  • R4203 Personal injury - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4205 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Who is client?
  • R4210 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • January 2005

  • R4187 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility
  • R4212 Legal practice management - Advertising -
  • R4213 Family - Litigation - Conflict of Interest

  • December 2004

  • R4147 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4181 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4184 Personal injury - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4199 Litigation - Advertising -
  • R4064 Commercial - Litigation - Conflict of Interest

  • November 2004

  • R4177 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Costs
  • R4179 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as executor

  • October 2004

  • R4156 Commercial - Privilege/confidentiality - Release of documents
  • R4166 Commercial - Conflict of Interest -
  • R4167 Commercial - Duty to client - Conflict of Interest
  • R4174 Property - Undertaking -
  • R4175 Property - Duty to third party - Certificate of title

  • September 2004

  • R4165 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Executor/beneficiary
  • R4172 Criminal - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • August 2004

  • R4153 Wills and estates - Release of documents - Request by legal personal representative
  • R4159 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4071 Criminal - Duty to instructions - Trust funds

  • July 2004

  • R4121 Family - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4123 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4130 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4134 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility
  • R4135 Property - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • June 2004

  • R4085 Personal injury - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4103 Legal practice management - Unqualified practice - Consulting fees

  • May 2004

  • R3999 Property - Undertaking - Duty to other practitioner
  • R4086 Property - Unilateral instructions - Release of documents
  • R4088 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Dispute between beneficiaries
  • R4095 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Power of attorney

  • March 2004

  • R4040 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Unrelated matter
  • R4073 Bankruptcy/insolvency - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4091 Criminal - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4092 Personal injury - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R4093 Property - File ownership - Duty to Instructions
  • R4097 Legal practice management - Trust account - Unclaimed money
  • R4060 Legal practice management - Unqualified practice - Guidelines
  • R4064 Personal injury - Conflict of Interest - Different parties, related matter
  • R4071 Criminal - Trust account - Crime/fraud

  • February 2004

  • R4054 Criminal - Privilege/confidentiality - Crime/fraud
  • R4065 Legal practice management - Advertising - Guidelines
  • R4068 Personal injury - Conflict of Interest - Different parties, related matter

  • December 2003

  • R4034 Wills and estates - Privilege/confidentiality - Release of documents
  • R4043 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4045 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Acting for developer and builder
  • R4048 Legal practice management - Electronic accounts -
  • R4049 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Executor/beneficiary

  • November 2003

  • R4003 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Acting for company and director
  • R4023 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4030 Personal injury - Privilege/confidentiality - Duty to client
  • R4032 Wills and estates - Privilege/confidentiality - Release of documents

  • October 2003

  • R4001 Family - Conflict of Interest - Matrimonial after conveyance
  • R4008 Personal injury - Capacity -
  • R4010 Family - Conflict of Interest - Former employee of party
  • R4013 Family - Conflict of Interest - Preparation of another party's affidavit
  • R4017 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R4005 Wills and estates - Privilege/confidentiality - Unproved will

  • September 2003

  • NA001 Criminal - Conflict of Interest - Witness
  • R3985 Property - Conflict of Interest - Negligence
  • R3995 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility
  • R3998 Criminal - Privilege/confidentiality - Capacity
  • R4002 Commercial - Income sharing - Letterhead
  • R4005 Wills and estates - Privilege/confidentiality - Release of documents
  • R4006 Property - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • August 2003

  • R3977 Wills and estates - Privilege/confidentiality - File storage/retention
  • R3984 Family - Conflict of Interest - Commercial involvement with client

  • June 2003

  • R3963 Guardianship - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3964 Family - File storage/retention - Unilateral instructions

  • May 2003

  • R3955 Criminal - Privilege/confidentiality - Search warrant
  • R3959 Family - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3965 Wills and estates - File transfer - Termination of retainer

  • March 2003

  • R3952 Legal practice management - Referrals - Income sharing
  • R3954 Wills and estates - File storage/retention - Deed
  • R3916 Personal injury - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3926 Family - Trust account - Duty to Instructions
  • R3948 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Acting for executor
  • R3949 Property - Undertaking - Duty to Instructions
  • R3950 Legal practice management - File storage/retention - Privilege/confidentiality

  • February 2003

  • R3918 Legal practice management - Advertising - False/misleading
  • R3935 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as witness
  • R3937 Litigation - Inadvertent disclosure - Duty to client
  • R3944 Equal opportunity - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3946 Legal practice management - Advertising - Unqualified practice
  • VLR/02/1491 Legal practice management - Advertising - Registration of name

  • December 2002

  • R3899 Bankruptcy/insolvency - Conflict of Interest - Acting for company and liquidator
  • R3929 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Acting for executor
  • R3931 Personal injury - Conflict of Interest - Different parties, related matter

  • November 2002

  • R3914 Family - Trust account - Duty to Instructions

  • October 2002

  • R3895 Property - Solicitors undertaking - Trust funds
  • R3897 Legal practice management - Referrals - Consulting fees
  • R3901 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Executor/beneficiary

  • September 2002

  • R3871 Employment - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3887 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Executor/beneficiary
  • R3888 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3891 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Part IV application
  • R3893 Legal practice management - File storage/retention - File destruction

  • August 2002

  • R3882 Property - Trust account - Stakeholder
  • R3884 Property - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3885 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • July 2002

  • R3877 Property - Trust account - Stakeholder

  • June 2002

  • R3854 Legal practice management - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility
  • R3863 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3865 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3866 Insurance - Conflict of Interest - Duty to Instructions
  • R3874 Property - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3875 Criminal - Mistake of fact - Privilege/confidentiality
  • R3876 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • May 2002

  • R3847 Property - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3848 Wills and estates - File storage/retention - Power of attorney
  • R3853 Wills and estates - Trust account - Irrevocable authority
  • R3855 Property - Duty to instructions - Power of attorney
  • R3857 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • March 2002

  • R3843 Employment - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3845 Family - Conflict of Interest - Privilege/confidentiality
  • R3846 Wills and estates - File storage/retention - Lien

  • February 2002

  • R3835 Wills and estates - File storage/retention - Capacity
  • R3836 Personal injury - Privilege/confidentiality -
  • R3841 Legal practice management - Firm name - Merger

  • December 2001

  • R3834 Personal injury - Trust account - Duty to Instructions
  • VLR/01/1116 Legal practice management - Letterhead - Letters of demand

  • November 2001

  • R3823 Bankruptcy/insolvency - Privilege/confidentiality - False/misleading
  • R3825 Family - Conflict of Interest -

  • October 2001

  • R3813 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Acting for executor

  • September 2001

  • R3802 Family - Privilege/confidentiality -

  • August 2001

  • NA002 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • NA003 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3795 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Negligence
  • R3808 Property - Stakeholder -

  • July 2001

  • R3787 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R9603 Property - Acting beyond instructions - Power of attorney

  • May 2001

  • R3793 Criminal - Conflict of Interest -
  • R3794 Wills and estates - Trust account - Duty to Instructions
  • R3798 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Duty to Instructions

  • March 2001

  • R3788 Legal practice management - Referrals - Income sharing

  • February 2001

  • R3779 Family - Duty to client - Duty to Instructions
  • R3780 Property - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest
  • R3784 Property - Undertaking -

  • December 2000

  • R3773 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3774 Bankruptcy/insolvency - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3776 Personal injury - Letters of demand - Inappropriate threats or demands

  • November 2000

  • R3761 Partnership - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3765 Property - Trust account - Stakeholder
  • R3771 Litigation - Letters of demand - Inappropriate threats or demands

  • October 2000

  • R3767 Bankruptcy/insolvency - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as witness

  • September 2000

  • R3753 Litigation - Duty to client - Conflicting instructions
  • R3755 Property - Trust account - Stakeholder
  • R3757 Legal practice management - File storage/retention -
  • R3760 Legal practice management - Retainer letters - Who is client?
  • R3743 Litigation - Letters of demand - Inappropriate threats or demands

  • August 2000

  • R3747 Property - Undertaking -
  • R3749 Family - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility
  • R3750 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • July 2000

  • R3742 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest
  • R3743 Litigation - Letters of demand - Inappropriate threats or demands
  • R3744 Wills and estates - Privilege/confidentiality - Request by legal personal representative
  • R3746 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • June 2000

  • R3740 Family - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility
  • VLR/00/692 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Stakeholder

  • May 2000

  • R3738 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • March 2000

  • R3724 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Lien
  • R3725 Property - Undertaking -
  • R3728 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3729 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3730 Litigation - Lien - Undertaking
  • R3732 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3734 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3717 Property - Trust account - Undertaking
  • R3721 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • VLR/00/138 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • February 2000

  • NA004 Personal injury - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3707 Legal practice management - Income sharing -
  • R3712 Litigation - Undertaking - Photocopying
  • R3716 Property - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • December 1999

  • M9247 Property - Privilege/confidentiality - Request under legislation
  • R3689 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3708 Family - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • November 1999

  • R3703 Litigation - Privilege/confidentiality - Duty to Instructions

  • September 1999

  • NA011 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3664 Personal injury - Trust account - Duty to Instructions
  • R3692 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility

  • August 1999

  • NA010 Litigation - Trust account - Undertaking
  • R3681 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3690 Family - Conflict of Interest - Unrelated matter
  • R3691 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as witness
  • R3694 Family - Undertaking -
  • VLR/99/1021 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • July 1999

  • NA007 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • NA008 Debt collection - Conditional fees (no win no fee) - Fees
  • R3667 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3684 Personal injury - Advertising -
  • R3686 Family - Conflict of Interest - Witness
  • R3688 Partnership - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as witness

  • June 1999

  • R3650 Family - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility
  • R3674 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Capacity
  • R3675 Criminal - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as witness
  • R3676 Debt collection - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • May 1999

  • NA012 Property - Referrals - Letterhead

  • March 1999

  • R3668 Family - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3660 Litigation - Letters of demand - Inappropriate threats or demands
  • R3663 Legal practice management - File storage/retention - File destruction

  • February 1999

  • M8977 Litigation - Acting without instructions -
  • R3657 Criminal - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • October 1998

  • R3637 Legal practice management - Letters of demand - False/misleading

  • July 1998

  • R3634 Legal practice management - Referrals - Income sharing

  • June 1998

  • R3628 Employment - Equal opportunity - Trust account

  • March 1998

  • NA005 Personal injury - Conflict of Interest - Negligence
  • R3624 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • VLR/97/1881 Wills and estates - Trust account - Duty to Instructions

  • October 1997

  • VLR/97/842 Property - Advertising - Commission

  • September 1997

  • VLR/97/908 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • August 1997

  • NA009 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Executor/beneficiary

  • June 1997

  • NA006 Criminal - Trust account - Privilege/confidentiality
  • R3591 Property - Privilege/confidentiality - Duty to client

  • March 1997

  • R3578 Litigation - Conflict of Interest -

  • February 1997

  • R9610.136 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • December 1996

  • R3571 Legal practice management - Advertising - Letterhead
  • R3572 Family - Privilege/confidentiality - Subpoena
  • R9609.151 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • November 1996

  • R3560 Property - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest
  • R3561 Legal practice management - Duty to client - Termination of retainer
  • R3565 Guardianship - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest
  • R3567 Legal practice management - Income sharing - Consulting fees

  • October 1996

  • M8298 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3540 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Different parties, same matter
  • R3559 Personal injury - Duty to client - Privilege/confidentiality

  • September 1996

  • R3495/3546 Legal practice management - File storage/retention - Fees
  • R9410.38 Property - No retainer - Solicitor in personal capacity
  • R9606.76 Family - Conflict of Interest - Professional mobility
  • R3519 Litigation - Letters of demand - Inappropriate threats or demands

  • August 1996

  • R3551 Personal injury - Duty to client - Duty to Instructions
  • R3537 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Chinese wall

  • July 1996

  • R3522 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Different parties, same matter
  • R3533 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Solicitor as witness
  • R3535 Property - Conflict of Interest - Different parties, same matter
  • R3536 Property - Advertising - Referrals
  • R3539 Legal practice management - Duty to client - Privilege/confidentiality
  • R3544 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • March 1996

  • R3510 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3514 Legal practice management - Advertising - Referrals
  • R3517 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3519 Litigation - Letters of demand - Inappropriate threats or demands
  • R3521 Debt collection - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3524 Property - Conflict of Interest - Different parties, same matter
  • R9409.107 Property - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3490 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Different parties, related matter
  • R3493 Personal injury - Lien - Conditional fees (no win no fee)
  • R3500 Criminal - Privilege/confidentiality - Crime/fraud
  • R3506 Property - Conflict of Interest - Referrals
  • R3509 Criminal - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent

  • February 1996

  • R3469 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3487 Family - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3491 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Duty to Instructions
  • R9508.56 Property - Without prejudice -
  • R3482 Property - Good repute of profession - Inappropriate threats or demands

  • December 1995

  • R3449 Property - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3464 Property - Lien - Duty to third party
  • R3473 Litigation - Advertising - False/misleading

  • November 1995

  • R3457 Legal practice management - Guidelines -
  • R3470 Property - Duty to other practitioner - Duty to court

  • October 1995

  • R3433 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest
  • R3450 Family - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest
  • R3459 Family - Privilege/confidentiality - Duty to client
  • R9504.2 Family - Advertising - Conditional fees (no win no fee)

  • September 1995

  • R3441 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3444 Bankruptcy/insolvency - Conflict of Interest - Different parties, same matter
  • R3397 Legal practice management - Conflict of Interest - Guidelines

  • August 1995

  • R3438 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest
  • R3439 Legal practice management - Privilege/confidentiality - Internet
  • R3443 Other - Other - Rule 6 Professional Practice & Conduct Rules 1984 -
  • R9505.206 Legal practice management - Advertising - False/misleading

  • July 1995

  • R3435 Wills and estates - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest
  • R3436 Family - Good repute of profession - Privilege/confidentiality
  • R3437 Litigation - Guidelines -

  • June 1995

  • R3424 Litigation - Conflict of Interest - Successive
  • R3430 Family - Conflict of Interest - Duty solicitor/CLC
  • R3482 Property - Duty to client - Duty to Instructions
  • R3397 Legal practice management - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest

  • May 1995

  • R3397 Legal practice management - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest
  • R3422 Commercial - Conflict of Interest - Successive

  • March 1995

  • R3405 Legal practice management - Contingency fees - Income sharing
  • R3410 Bankruptcy/insolvency - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R3412 Property - Conflict of Interest - Concurrent
  • R9052.49 Legal practice management - Advertising -
  • R3385 Property - Conflict of Interest - Conflict with personal interest
  • R3387 Litigation - Contingency fees - Fees
  • R3395 Family - Good repute of profession - Costs
  • R9411.68 Litigation - Duty to client - File ownership
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