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A new Australian legal ethics blog

July 12th, 2010 · No Comments

A warm welcome to the blogosphere for the Queensland Law Society’s Ethics Blog, which is in its first posts, but attracts an impressive callibre of comments.  The blog has a post about a recent, rare, decision about those rules about what to do in litigation if you discover your client is lying, or you find that you have inadvertently misled the court: Perpetual Trustee v Cowley [2010] QSC 65.  The solicitor got it wrong, and copped a personal costs order.

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Tags: duties of confidentiality · duties regarding witnesses · duty to court · Ethics · Evidence · litigation ethics