Cases to note: High Court decision on the advocate's immunity

Thu Mar 30 2017

The High Court yesterday handed down its decision in Kendirjian v Lepore [2017] HCA 13, an appeal from the New South Wales Court of Appeal regarding the advocate's immunity from suit in relation to advice given in respect of a settlement offer. The court declined to distinguish or reopen its most recent decision on advocates' immunity, Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Ltd (2016) 90 ALJR 572; 331 ALR 1; [2016] HCA 16

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