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Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest
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The phrase “conflict of interest” is often used but less often discussed in detail. What “interests”? What “conflicts”? Where is the line drawn? These questions are unavoidable in judicial or tribunal decisions, central or local government decisions, private sector corporate decisions, and in legal advice.

The costs of getting a decision, or advice, wrong on the topic of conflicts can be very high. This webinar will help lawyers to recognise and understand these issues through exploration of four areas:

  • Judicial (and quasi-judicial) decision-making
  • Lawyers and legal advice
  • Private sector – agents, joint ventures, directors, and trustees
  • Public sector.

The presenters will discuss:

  • Current developments in best practice and judicial approaches to conflicts of interest in various circumstances
  • The steps to take when conflict arises
  • Remedies for breach of duty to avoid conflict.

Learning objectives

After this webinar you will:

  • Understand in more detail the areas where conflicts of interest may arise.
  • Be aware of best practice, the steps to take, and remedies.

Who should attend

All lawyers across all practice areas.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is now available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge
For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


Via the internet, you will see and hear the presenter, see the PowerPoint slides and be able to type in questions.


  • Jenny Cooper QC, Barrister, Shortland Chambers, Auckland
  • Victoria Heine, Barrister, Thorndon Chambers, Wellington

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, Wednesday 25 July 2018

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 26 July
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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