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Facilitated by Claire White, this session on the new SCR, and ASCR, is a discussion with Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, Law Society of New South Wales on some of the rules.


Ms White and Ms Barnes focus on the rules listed below. Some of the materials referenced in the session are included under the relevant rule.


Conflict Checking

  • Virginia Shirvington (2006) ‘Ethics and Conflict of Interest and Duties’ – Law Society of NSW

Confidentiality (ASCR 9/SCR 13)

  • McClure v Thompson 323 F.3d 1233 – decision of the United States Court of Appeals
  • Expense Reduction Analysts Group Pty Ltd & Ors v Armstrong Strategic Management and Marketing Pty Limited & Ors [2013] HCA 46

Undertakings (ASCR 6/SCR 10)

  • Nada v Georges River Council [2017] NSWLEC 80

Inadvertent Disclosure (ASCR 31/SCR 36)

  • Re Estates Brooker-Pain and Souls [2019] NSWSC 671

No Contact (ASCR 33/SCR 38)

  • Legal Services Commissioner v Hurley [2009] NSWADT 125

Ceasing to Act (ASCR 13/SCR 17)

  • Duty to Respond to the Regulator (ASCR 43/SCR 48)

Claire White, Senior Associate, Douglas & Collins

About the Presenter:

Claire White graduated from the University of Tasmania with a combined degree in Science and Law in 2006. Following several years working in the finance sector, she completed her Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2010. Following her admission, she worked as Associate to the Honourable Chief Justice Blow AO, before joining a Hobart law firm, where she practised predominantly in family law, child protection, criminal law and wills and estates, routinely appearing as counsel in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Tasmania and local Magistrates Court.

She was appointed as an investigator for the Legal Profession Board of Tasmania in 2017, before joining Douglas and Collins in January 2019.

Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, NSW Law Society

About the Presenter:

Ms Barnes has been an Ethics Solicitor with the law society in NSW for 9 years. She provides guidance to solicitors about their ethical obligations and conducts ethics presentations and writes ethics articles. Linden commenced as a lawyer in insurance litigation and has since worked in generalist in-house roles.


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