LIV Ethics Guidelines are published with the approval of the LIV Council. Each Guideline is published after rigorous research, drafting and consultation.

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Find out more about the Ethics Committee, including upcoming meeting dates, and search for specific rulings from the last 10 years.

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Read through the current conduct rules for legal professionals and access previous rules to supplement your research.

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The Ethics department provides ethics guidance, develops and delivers ethics education (LIVing Ethics seminars and customised ethics seminars), administers the Ethics Committee, produces Ethics Guidelines and administers the Ethics Liaison Group. The department does not take calls from or provide advice to the public.

LIVing Ethics

These interactive workshops examine real-life scenarios to determine the best practice response across a variety of ethical dilemmas. Available both as face-to-face workshops in the LIV's CBD location, and on demand online, LIVing Ethics workshops help you understand how your obligations can be carried out practically in your day-to-day practice.

LIVing Ethics is a complimentary resource for practising and new solicitor members, and is available to other LIV member categories at a reduced fee.

In-house Ethics Training

The Ethics department offers customised in-house ethics seminars which are suitable for delivery to all sizes of groups.

The Formal Syllabus

  • CPD compliant. Each seminar counts as one compulsory CPD Ethics & Professional Responsibility unit.
  • Delivered on-site at your firm for your convenience.
  • Tailored and relevant to the specific practice areas of your firm.
  • Consists of a detailed and engaging program.
  • Delivered by LIV ethics solicitors who are at the forefront of providing complex ethics advice.
  • Each seminar runs for one hour and includes a PowerPoint presentation and information pack.

Seminar Modules

Modules can be tailored to be relevant to your main practice area. If you have any suggestions or specific requirements, please discuss these together with pricing with the Ethics department at the time of booking.

Please note that seminars are usually offered to groups of ten or more members. If you have fewer than ten members in your organisation, you may like to join with another firm for a combined seminar.


Ethics Department
T: 03 9607 9336

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