STEP’s Code of Professional Conduct – What we’re seeing and would like to see - 26 May 2020
About the speaker:
David W Marks QC, TEP, CTA, is a commercial silk on Hemmant’s List, Brisbane. He has a large practice in tax and anything on the Chancery side. He has an ongoing interest in professional affairs, and has chaired 3 hearings as a member of STEP’s Disciplinary Panel (which still pegs him as a novice, given the long service of other members of the DP). He also serves the professions through committee work and ad hoc submissions for the Law Council, STEP, TTI, and BAQ.
STEP’s Code of Professional Conduct is designed for the work we do, and is responsive to our transnational membership. That Code is supported with more specific guidelines. It is timely to see how these rules fit with our other rules of professional conduct. STEP has updated its membership and conduct processes recently, to deal with issues we are seeing.
David W Marks QC, TEP has sat on STEP’s Disciplinary Panel, dealing with European and Australasian matters to date. Today he shares something of that experience, and some facts STEP has compiled about what our professional conduct people are seeing.