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Senior Practitioners

The Law Society maintains a list of senior practitioners who are available for confidential discussions about ethical or practice matters.

Contact the Law Society for details.

Commentary on Law and Ethics

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Law Society of Tasmania

www.taslawsociety.asn.au

28 Murray Street
Hobart Tas 7000

GPO Box 1133
Hobart Tas 7001

DX 111 Hobart

info@taslawsociety.asn.au

Legal Profession Board of Tasmania

www.lpbt.com.au

Level 3, 147 Macquarie Street
Hobart Tasmania 7000

GPO Box 2335
Hobart Tas 7000

Telephone:  (03) 6226 3000
Fax:  (03) 6223 6055
Email enquiry@lpbt.com.au

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Dealing With Complaints

Rule No. 1. If a client complains absolutely do not bury

Unless you are determined to turn a query into a formal

Rule No. 2. Do not panic.

It is not the end of the world. Although it may start to

Rule No. 3. Talk to somebody about it.

This will help to get it into perspective and you can start getting help to see if there really is a problem. There may be answers that you have not seen. If there is, then together you

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Member Advisor Service

A panel of experienced practitioners who are retained by the Law Society are available to assist you with Conduct Complaints.

  • Michael O'Farrell SC  6223 3844
  • Philip Jackson  6223 3844
  • David Wallace  6234 8022

Senior Practitioners

The Law Society maintains a list of senior practitioners who are available for confidential discussions about ethical or practice matters.

Senior Practitioners' List

Criminal Lawyer Ethics

A common question asked of criminal lawyers is "How do you defend somebody who you think is guilty?". For an interesting discussion on this issue, see the Radio National's the Law Report's 'The Ethics of Criminal Lawyers' interview: