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GDLP75-103: Financial and Ethical Responsibilities


This is a compulsory subject for the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice which covers the area of Financial and Ethical Responsibilities. The aim of this subject is to equip students with the skills and knowledge to maintain accurate trust and general account records and to act ethically, professionally and responsibly in dealings with clients, the courts, the community and other legal professionals. Students will engage in practical exercises including preparing trust and general accounting documents and will reflect on ethical responsibilities by addressing current ethical issues and disciplinary cases.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: GDLP75-103
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify financial responsibilities in dealing with client money and operating a trust and general account.
  2. Review core documents and demonstrate compliance with costs disclosure regulation.
  3. Apply ethical standards in relation to the Court, to the legal profession and to clients.
  4. Demonstrate compliance with professional responsibilities including legal duties, obligations and professional conduct rules.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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