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In-House Lawyers - conflicts of interest

In-House Lawyers - conflicts of interest
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Personalisation in media means that the stakes are high. Doing the right thing, and being seen to be doing the right thing is increasingly important for the CEO, in-house counsel, members of the executive team and members of the board.

Identifying and managing circumstances where a conflict of interest may arise for the in-house counsel is critical in avoiding perceptions or allegations of bias, self-dealing or preferential treatment and reduces the risk of an adverse impact on the reputation of the organisation, its officers, or the organisation’s ability to operate within its regulatory and legal framework.

This webinar will provide you with the opportunity to consider case studies providing a practical guide to identify and manage conflicts of interest as in-house counsel. Scenarios applicable to a range of organisations will be used and suggestions on how these might be managed will be discussed.

Topics covered will include:
  • The legal and practical challenges in identifying and defining a conflict of interest
  • Strategies and tools to address a conflict, mandatory requirements and compliance with the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Conduct and Care) Rules 2008
  • An overview of the landscape relating to conflicts of interest – both as a lawyer and an employee
  • General conflicts of interest principals that apply to those in your organisation
  • Practical tools and tips.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Draw on examples to help you identify potential conflicts of interest.
  • Hold better conversations about how to manage conflicts of interest.
  • Incorporate practical suggestions for processes to manage conflicts of interest.

Who should attend

In-house counsel from the public and private sectors.

Materials / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is now available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.

  • Hardcopy or PDF: no extra charge 
  • Both Hardcopy AND PDF: + $30


  • Sarah Owen, General Counsel and General Manager Corporate Strategy, New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Auckland
  • Dr Andrea Vujnovich, Assistant Vice-Chancellor Corporate and General Counsel, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar - 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • Registration closes - 3.00pm, Monday 21 May 2018

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar  22 May
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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