An expert on the law firm business, former solicitor-general Paul Fletcher, has argued that if you’re a big law company, it’s good to know the names of the people running it, including lawyers.
In an interview with the ABC’s AM program, he said it was important to keep in mind that the names are a public record.
“You’re not going to be able to go into a law firm and tell the lawyers that they’re the ones that are responsible for the financial affairs of the company,” he said.
“So that’s a big concern.”
Mr Fletcher said the law firms should also know who is managing the legal team of the firm.
“They should be able and you should be aware of who’s working with the lawyers who are also in that position,” he told the program.
Mr Fitzgerald said the legal profession was still recovering from the financial crisis and there was a need to ensure it had a “bespoke team” of lawyers. “
That’s a really important thing.”
Mr Fitzgerald said the legal profession was still recovering from the financial crisis and there was a need to ensure it had a “bespoke team” of lawyers.
“There’s a certain amount of trust that’s necessary,” he added.
The ABC contacted law firms across Australia for comment. “
In the meantime, we’ve got to look at what the best strategy is and whether we can take advantage or whether there is some way we can make sure that those people are working on a team that’s really competent.”
The ABC contacted law firms across Australia for comment.
Lawyer-client privilege The law firm has been the subject of numerous media reports, including one by the ABC that described the relationship between the lawyer and client as “very cozy”.
Mr Fletcher, who was chief of staff to former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, has also been a critic of the legal system, arguing it was “too opaque”.
The ABC reported that he had advised the law students at the University of Western Sydney to contact their lawyers and ask them not to work with any other students, because of concerns about the relationship.
He said the university had a strong policy in place and that they could not be pressured into acting on it.
The ABC said he had also spoken out in support of a similar policy in the UK, which was introduced in 2015.
The policy states that if the student is working with a client they cannot be required to work together on a client matter, unless there is a conflict of interest.
The Australian Law Society also took issue with Mr Fletcher’s claims, saying the university’s policy was only for legal students.
“The law school’s reputation and reputation in Australia is not at all tarnished by this particular comment,” said the ASOS’s deputy director of communications.
Mr Foley, who has a degree in law, said he was “proud” of the university for not pursuing a policy change to remove legal students from the relationship with clients. “
Our reputation in our country depends on our ability to provide excellent legal services to the public.”
Mr Foley, who has a degree in law, said he was “proud” of the university for not pursuing a policy change to remove legal students from the relationship with clients.
“We need to recognise that the students in question are students who are working with their clients,” he wrote in a letter to the law society.
“As a university we cannot afford to have a policy that prevents this.”
He added that it was the responsibility of the students involved to be “good, ethical and respectful” and that it “would be very difficult for the law schools to change their policies to protect the students’ privacy”.
He said there were “some good reasons” for legal student not working with clients, including their inability to access their legal documents.
“These reasons are, to a large extent, a function of their lack of education,” he argued.
I think it’s a bit ridiculous that the law school doesn’t understand the importance of this. “
Their education is limited to the very basics, and it’s very important that they are able to access all of the material in their legal library.”
I think it’s a bit ridiculous that the law school doesn’t understand the importance of this.
“And I don’t know that it’s something that would be an issue in a world where all law schools were doing this.”