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The Crown as a Model Litigant in Civil Litigation

Speakers: Michael O’Farrell SC, Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General

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Delivered at the Law Society Litigation Convention, Cradle Mountain October 2019

CPD Guide: 1 PS

Session outline:
• The source of the obligation 
• The Tasmanian guidelines 
• The problem with fairness 
• Technical points 
• Case studies 

Key takeaways:
• Professional consequences 
• A need for a proper factual foundation 
• Enforcement options 

About the Speaker:

Michael O’Farrell SC, Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General

Mr O’Farrell SC has been Solicitor General of Tasmania since 1 September 2014.  He graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1982. He was a partner of Dobson Mitchell Allport before joining the Tasmanian Bar in 2002. He was appointed silk in 2009. He is a former President of the Tasmanian Bar, and Vice-President of the University Bar Club. 

Michael maintains a keen interest in legal education.  He has regularly instructed at the Tasmanian Legal Training Program. He is a current member of the Tasmanian Board of Legal Education. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.


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