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04-May-2016

Recent case on advocate's immunity

On 4 May 2016, the High Court allowed the appeal in Attwells v Jackson Lalic Lawyers Pty Limited [2016] HCA 16, concerning the limits of advocate's immunity. Ruth Higgins and Robert Yezerski of Banco Chambers were part of the appellants' counsel team. The decision confirmed that the advocate's immunity does not apply to negligent advice which leads to the settlement of a claim in civil proceedings. See full decision here.