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David Hodson on International Family Law: Technology creates 24/7 duty of care on lawyers to respond to clients

Date:21 JUN 2013

International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

Technology has transformed the way in which lawyers across the world conduct their work. This is especially the case for lawyers dealing with international cases. But what is our duty out of hours?  How much can we safely leave the office in the evening turn off the BlackBerry power down the laptop and chillax?

Alternatively does technology not only create greater accessibility of clients into our non-working hours whatever those hours may be but also give us duties of care in the importance of responding?

The New South Wales Supreme Court has recently made an order for a finding of negligence against a solicitor who failed to respond to a text and voicemail message over a weekend.


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