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Solicitor-executor’s work not legal work

February 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Patterson v S [1998] VLPT 11 is a decision of the Legal Profession Tribunal dealing with a sole practitioner who was the executor of a priest’s will. It held that executors’ work carried out by an executor who happens to be a solicitor is not legal work, and so fees for the work were not […]

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Tags: "legal services" · conflicts · duty and interest · Ethics · Fiduciary duties · Legal Practice Act · Legal Profession Act · Professional fees and disbursements

Solicitors’ Liability Committee v Gray summarised by NSW Supreme Court judge

December 11th, 2006 · No Comments

In Swart v Carr [2006] NSWSC 1302 (see next post) Palmer J summarised Solicitors’ Liability Committee v Gray insofar as it related to the construction of the term “the private practice of a solicitor” in the SLC’s professional indemnity policy:

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