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SVL in the LSJ – the professional conduct consequences of emailing the judge without obtaining an opponent’s consent

The Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules (ASCR) forbid ex parte communications with the Court without the consent of opposing parties (which includes communications by email).  Although there have been a string of cases in which judges have provided guidance to solicitors about how to observe this rule, anecdotal evidence suggests that this may be the provision 

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February 3
2020
Lawyers' professional conduct SVL in the community

“Worth Knowing” on tour – 2020 CPD tour dates

Angus Macinnis just took a DNA test, turns out he’s 100% that solicitor who keeps getting invited to speak at CPD seminars over the February/March CPD “high season”.  (He’s probably also 100% overusing that “just took a DNA test” meme, but it will do until something better comes along).  Here are Angus’ tour dates for

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January 16
2020
SVL in the community

August publications in august publications

From time to time, the scribbles we provide for you here find homes in publications even more august than this humble website (it may be hard to believe that you can get more august than this humble website, but true it is).  This month, Angus has articles in the August editions of both the Law

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August 1
2019
Defamation Employment Law SVL in the community

Worth knowing – 2019 CLE tour dates

Is it too early be thinking about the February/March CLE season?  No, of course it isn’t – how is that even a question?  Angus Macinnis has been hard at work over summer working on papers for some upcoming CLE seminars, so we thought you might like to know what he has planned. On 20 February

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January 18
2019
SVL in the community

Five things you need to know about the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules (when you don’t need to know about the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules)

If you are not a solicitor, you don’t need to know about the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules (ASCR), yes?  Well, actually, no.  Those who are involved in the management of legal practices also need to take into account how professional conduct obligations of lawyers affect the business of law.  Equally, workplace conduct issues (in particular,

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November 12
2018
SVL in the community

Avoiding contempt of court for breach of freezing orders: it’s a matter of trust

When we are not writing about things which we think are worth knowing here on the “Worth Knowing” section of this website, we can sometimes be found writing about things which we think are worth knowing in other publications. This month, Angus has an article in the Law Society of NSW Journal on a recent

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September 3
2018
Litigation and dispute resolution SVL in the community

Everything you wanted to know about International Humanitarian Law and how to moot it (but were afraid to ask)

Although we can help you with a wide array of legal issues at StevensVuaran Lawyers, it is fair to say that our International Humanitarian Law (IHL) practice is not enormous.   In that field of law, the people you want to speak to are the Australian Red Cross (as part of the International Red Cross and

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June 21
2018
SVL in the community

Worth knowing – 2018 tour dates

The February/March CLE season is fast approaching and, as usual, Angus Macinnis will be out on the road flapping his mouth at people who have, for some reason, even agreed to pay money for that “privilege”.  There are three seminars coming up in the next few months which might be of interest to you, if

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January 18
2018
SVL in the community

It’s a long way to the top if you want a rock’n’roll trade mark

A couple of months ago, we wrote about an American dance/rock band who had to go all the way to the top (in this case, the US Supreme Court) in order to win the right to trade mark their band name.  We then considered how that case might have played out in Australia, given the

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August 31
2017
Intellectual property law SVL in the community

“Worth knowing” on tour

If you have ever worked with Angus Macinnis you will know how much he likes the sound of his own voice. Fortunately, he is not the only person who likes (or at least, is prepared to tolerate) the sound of his voice, which is why he gets invited to present at CLE seminars from time

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July 24
2017
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