Role of the Independent Lawyer in Supervising Search Orders

Role of the Independent Lawyer in Supervising Search Orders
Available In Person or by Webinar

1.5 CPD Units in Professional Skills

Presenters: Brenton Priestley - PGC Legal
                    Ashlee Provis - PGC Legal
Mark Douglas of Murray Chambers

Search Orders (colloquially known as “Anton Piller Orders”) can be made by Courts when there is a real possibility that a proposed Respondent to civil proceedings might interfere with evidence.

A Search Order permits an Applicant’s legal representatives to enter a Respondent’s premises to search for identified evidence, and for an Independent Lawyer supervising the search, to copy and/or remove that evidence into her or his custody pending further order.

Search Orders are generally made ex parte, and the role of the Court-appointed Independent Lawyer is an important safeguard against potential abuse of the system.

This presentation will provide an overview of the role of the Independent Lawyer, and the history and nature of Search Orders, with a practical focus for Applicants, Respondents and Independent Lawyers on the process.


Members more than three years: $110
Members less than three years: $85
Non-Members: $160
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20/03/2023 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Law Society of South Australia Level 10, 178 North Terrace ADELAIDE SA 5000 AUSTRALIA
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