Limited places are available for UQ Law Students to attend this session at a discounted cost, a $20 donation to the non-profit organisation, the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.

Drawing on a number of short videos dealing with classic ethical conundrums facing criminal lawyers, lawyers in this session will discuss how best to respond.

The session will be followed with morning tea and an opportunity to meet the lawyers involved in the panel.


Lawyers of all levels of experience are often confronted with ethical issues that test their professionalism.  Young lawyers, in particular, can struggle to deal with the demands of practice and their ethical obligations.  

This interactive session will present a number of ethical scenarios to delegates. The four scenarios will be featured in videos outlining the problems for the panel and delegates to discuss.  Ethical issues concerning professional conduct rules; ethical duties to the Court; and corruption will be traversed by our panel.


Our panel consists of experienced practitioners and young justice professionals, namely: 

  • John Robertson, Chair, Sentencing Advisory Council (Queensland), Brisbane, Australia
  •  President Bill Potts, President of the Queensland Law Society, Brisbane, Australia
  •  Alan MacSporran QC, Chairperson, Crime & Corruption Commission (Queensland), Brisbane, Australia
  • Kristy Bell, Solicitor, Fisher Dore Lawyers, Brisbane, Australia
  • Emma Higgins, Solicitor, Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors, Brisbane, Australia
  • Rachel Tierney, Solicitor Gilshenan & Luton Legal Practice, Brisbane, Australia
  • Nicholas Hanly, Solicitor Legal Aid Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


RSVP (requires student number and student email)

A donation of $20 must be made for UQ Law students to attend.


Hilton Hotel
Brisbane City