Frivolous lawsuits and their impact on professional ethics

8 Jun 2023 1300 - 1400 BST

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A webinar presented by the IBA Professional Ethics Committee, supported by the IBA Litigation Committee

Lawsuit-mongers have always been around. In a multipolar and divided world, however, there seems to be a greater risk that courts and the judicial process may be misused for one’s personal agenda. This webinar discusses how digitalisation and the separation of societies are having an impact on this issue and analyses how courts from around the world have begun to respond. Further, the webinar will discuss how the role and professional boundaries of the attorneys involved are affected.

The webinar will explore:

• what is a frivolous lawsuit?

• sedes materiae de lege lata;

• the impact of digitalisation and multipolarity on frivolous lawsuits;

• case law; and

• the impact of frivolous lawsuits on attorneys’ ethical boundaries.


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Liam Kennedy


Thomas Kaiser-Stockmann

tkslegal Berlin , Berlin, Germany; Member, Closely Held Companies Committee Advisory Board

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Confirmed speakers
Hin Han Shum

Squire Patton Boggs, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong SAR; Membership Officer, Young Lawyers' Committee

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Richard Dudelzak

Dudelzak & Co, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Secretary-Treasurer, Professional Ethics Committee

Anne O'Donoghue

Immigration Solutions Lawyers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion - Global Employment Institute (GEI)

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Roberto Pary

Madrona Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil

Julie Norris

Kingsley Napley, London, England; Liaison Officer Professional Ethics Committee, Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee

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