Ethics

Pending insolvency law and practice changes

Some of us are waiting for Santa, others are waiting on anticipated updates in insolvency law so we can send …

Professional ethics – Academy of Law Debates for 2017

A series of public debates on ethical conduct in the law, accounting and business was a significant contribution to this …

Are accountants professionally restricted in advising directors on safe harbour?

A pending new publication on corporate restructuring contains these comments about Code obligations of insolvency accountants advising financially distressed and …

ASIC and the PJC – hellholes, law enforcement, identity, funding, and more

Here are some selected snippets from the transcript of the PJC hearing oversighting ASIC, of 27 October 2017, the last …

Australian Academy of Law

I am honoured to have been elected a director of the Australian Academy of Law at its AGM on 25 …

How to be ethical in the practice of the law: can it be taught?

This open debate, organised by the Australian Academy of Law, is the final in a series of three ethics-themed debates …

Ethics in the practice of law: a profession, a business or both?

The Australian Academy of Law is holding its second ethics themed Sydney event on Tuesday 20 June 2017, on the question …

Australian Academy of Law – legal education conference; legal ethics; essay prize; and more

The latest news from the Australian Academy of Law includes: The National Conference on Legal Education, on 11-13 August 2017, …

The law and lawyers: their limits – an Academy of Law Ethics Hypothetical

The Australian Academy of Law held the first of its three Sydney conferences for the year on 4 April 2017 …

Academy of Law Newsletter 3.17 – ethics hypothetical, legal education conference, essay prize, rare books …

The latest newsletter of the Australian Academy of Law lists a wide range of events and news indicating the work …

Senate inquiry

On 29 November 2016, the Senate referred the following matters to the Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by …

Insolvency practitioners’ offence reporting

Although the government is trying to distance any connection between wrongdoing and a company going into liquidation or a person …

Misprision revived – accountants’ new legal obligations – APESB

Accountants are taking on an obligation to refer breaches of the law to the authorities, under changes to their international code …