Ethos

Ethics and standards in practice: Communication with another solicitor’s client

20 Oct 2021

Ethics and standards in practice: Communication with another solicitor’s client

In our regular in-depth ethics case study, Professional Standards Manager Rob Reis discusses a recent case.

50 years after the Gove land rights judgment

5 Jul 2021

50 years after the Gove land rights judgment

The 2021 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Graeme Neate AM, President of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Ethics and standards in practice: On whose authority can a law practice disburse trust money?

5 Jul 2021

Ethics and standards in practice: On whose authority can a law practice disburse trust money?

In our regular in-depth ethics case study, Professional Standards Manager Rob Reis discusses a recent case.

Secure express instructions when dealing with trust money

29 Mar 2021

Secure express instructions when dealing with trust money

In our first in-depth ethics case study, Professional Standards Manager Rob Reis discusses a recent case.

Answering ethics questions - A trust account dilemma or; "Let's hold back some money in Trust..."

14 Dec 2020

Answering ethics questions - A trust account dilemma or; "Let's hold back some money in Trust..."

Ross Watch from the Law Society’s Legal Profession Act & Ethics Committee provides some advice on the traps inherent in retaining money in trust accounts without express authority from your client.

How construing a Will can cause some headaches

13 Aug 2020

How construing a Will can cause some headaches

In Ethos, our Elder Law Committee talks about the headaches caused by ‘standard’ wording in Wills, relying on a non-existant linguistic nirvana where everybody has the same interpretation of words.

ADR in a post COVID-19 landscape

5 Aug 2020

ADR in a post COVID-19 landscape

In the latest edition of Ethos, our ADR Committee discusses new opportunities for alternative forms of dispute resolution arising from the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ethos special edition: Law Week 2020

15 May 2020

Ethos special edition: Law Week 2020

This special edition of Ethos represents the Law Week that might have been. If you like what you see here, please consider donating to our Law Week charity, ACT Wildlife.

Ethos journal

Ethos journal

Ethos is the ACT Law Society’s quarterly journal.

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