Ethics lawyers and government lawyers – 1 CPD Unit


This course deals with three areas where solicitors’ ethical obligations arise. First, the overriding duty of a solicitor to the court and the obligations this imposes on a solicitor. Secondly, the duty of the solicitor to the client including the duty to advise and the solicitor’s duty of loyalty. Thirdly, the duty of the solicitor to avoid conflicts of interest.


Who is this course for?

All Lawyers.

What will you learn?

The course looks at these duties from the perspective of all lawyers, however, throughout the course issues that are unique to government lawyers are discussed.  Such as

  • who is the client?
  • who can give instructions
  • model litigant

How long is it going to take?

This is a 60 minute course in easy to consume sections, giving you the flexibility to learn when it fits your schedule.

Course Author: Anna Robertson

Anna Robertson is an experienced advocate with more than eight years at the Bar, having read with Anthony Kelly SC.

Course Author: Natalie Wieland

Natalie Wieland is a lawyer with a graduate diploma in Management Information Systems. She has 12 years of experience training legal and other professionals, particularly in online training, and a large network within the legal services industry.