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Dealing with Ethical Conundrums

Speakers: Alan Morgan, Mary Anne Ryan, Mat Wilkins, Ailsa Sypkes

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  • Hypothetical Scenarios
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Seminar delivered 23 August 2018

CPD Points: 1 (E)

This event was co-hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel of Australia (Tasmania Branch) and the Law Society of Tasmania.

A panel of your peers across the private sector, the Bar, Government, and in-house legal practice in relation to dealing with ethical conundrums and sticky situations. Which way to turn...that is the question.

This session will cover the following:

Ethical obligations across each practice type; looking at the differences between the private client space, in-house, the Bar and Government
Issues that can arise and possible tensions
Workshopping hypotheticals
Key learnings / concluding considerations


About the Speakers:
Alan Morgan, Crown Solicitor

Mr Morgan has held the office of Crown Solicitor since February 2009.  Mr Morgan is assisted by a team of eight legal practitioners, three conveyancing clerks and four administrative staff.

Mary Anne Ryan, Barrister, Derwent and Tamar Chambers

Mary Anne came to law with 20 years' experience as a registered nurse. On admission, Mary Anne worked as a solicitor with Avery Partners Lawyers. In 2005 she practised as principal of her own firm, Mary Anne Ryan, before amalgamating with PWB Lawyers in 2010. Mary Anne has practised as a solicitor advocate since admission undertaking most of her own trial and appellate work. and joined the Tasmanian Independent Bar in 2015 to exclusively work as a barrister. Mary Anne's areas of Practice are: Family Law; Relationships Law; Child Protection; Independent Children’s Lawyer Work; Guardianship Law; Civil and Criminal Law; Coronial and Inquest Work; Inquiries; and, Anti-discrimination Law. 

Mary Anne has been a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia since 2002 and member of the Hobart Women’s Shelter Board since 2009 and Chair since 2014. Mary Anne is also a member of the Litigation Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania. Her past associations have included Member, Equal Opportunity Committee of the Law Council of Australia; President of Australian Women Lawyers; President of Tasmanian Women Lawyers; and Committee Member of Family Law Practitioners Association of Tasmania

Mat Wilkins, Partner, Page Seager

Mat works with insurers, employers, brokers and industry groups providing guidance and experience in dealing with all lines of insurance with a particular focus on professional indemnity and liability claims as well as complex workers compensation claims. His areas of expertise are Construction & special risks; Dust diseases; Professional risks; Workers compensation. He appears as counsel in all relevant jurisdictions and regularly appears in relevant Tribunals and courts and argues matters in the Full Court. He has appeared both as counsel and as a solicitor in the High Court.

Mat is a past President of the Tasmanian Bar Association and the Law Reform Institute of Tasmania and is a committee member of Workcover’s Legislative Review Advisory Committee into workers compensation.

Ailsa Sypkes, General Manager, Legal & Governance, Tasmanian Water & Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd

Ailsa was appointed to the role of General Manager Legal and Governance in August 2014 and is accountable for advice on legal and regulatory matters, compliance, risk, incident and emergency management procedures and quality systems. Ailsa is also Company Secretary for TasWater.  Ailsa is a qualified lawyer and has previously held senior roles in the energy and ports sectors.

$44.00 ex GST