Alistair Little

Alistair Little

HWL Ebsworth

Alistair is a Partner at HWL Ebsworth in Sydney, and advises clients on a wide range of legal issues. He has extensive experience in litigation, particularly involving general corporate and commercial disputes, insurance (particularly professional indemnity insurance for accountants), building and construction projects, property and strata title issues, intellectual property, defamation and competition and consumer law matters. In addition, Alistair assists clients in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings and has a detailed understanding of ASIC, ACCC and other regulatory processes. Alistair has been named in the current edition of Best Lawyers™ Australia for Insurance Law; Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution; and Professional Malpractice Litigation.

All Sessions by Alistair Little

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Session 25.1: Pitfalls of private practice

SME Stream

This session discusses liability risks for private practitioners, including:

  • What are private practitioners being sued for?
  • Why your retainer agreement is the most important document you will prepare on any matter
  • The danger of dabbling- why you need to work within your skill set
  • Professional indemnity insurance and its limitations - what is excluded from cover and
  • Systems to have in place to protect against litigation and minimise your exposure.