In a recent seminar address at the Australian Disputes Centre (“ADC”), the Honourable Chief Justice of New South Wales, Tom F Bathurst AC discussed several issues regarding advocate’s immunity in the context of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). In his address, the Chief Justice referred to two recent High Court decisions where the scope of the advocate’s immunity was tested: see Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Ltd, and Kendirjian v Lepore.

In light of the comments by Bathurst CJ at the ADC, this article will briefly outline the High Court’s decision in these two cases regarding advocates’ immunity.

Read full article here: Advocates’ Immunity: Attwells & Kendirjian

Authors:

 

  James Li: James is an intern at Australian Disputes Centre and is in his second year of law at the University of New South Wales.
  Jennifer Kim: Jennifer is an intern at the Australian Disputes Centre, and is in the final year of law at Macquarie University.

With assistance from: 

 

Cindy Wong: Cindy is an associate at the Australia Disputes Centre and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.