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The Global Professional Firm and Employed Professionals

As Australia’s expert regulatory agency in professional standards, the Professional Standards Councils foster and lead research into professional standards, regulation and professionalisation.

In line with its research and thought leadership strategy, the Councils are a major research partner in a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage project led by UNSW about professions, professional obligation and regulation in the 21st century. 

As part of the project, UNSW and Allens are hosting the project’s second conference: The Global Professional Firm and Employed Professionals.

Conference details

Wednesday 12 April 2017
10:15am - 4.30pm followed by the UNSW Law Journal launch
Registrations from 9:45am
Allens, Level 28,  Deutsche Bank Place
126 Phillip St (corner Hunter & Phillip Streets)

Register by email to Denise Miles (UNSW) at (Please include your name, organisation, contact details and specific dietary requirements)

Conference is free of charge.

Conference schedule

This conference will explore the future of professional practice in the world of the global professional firm and the employed professionals who work in their transnational practices. Leading scholar of the professions Professor John Flood will open the conference along with academics from well-known Australian and overseas universities and professionals from the Professional Standards Council. Check out the full program for further information.


10.15amWelcome by John Morgan and Dimity Kingsford Smith
10.30 - 12.00pmReconstituting Global Professions and Professionalism in the 21st Century, Professor John Flood, Griffith University  
12.00 - 1pm Lunch (provided)
1.00 - 1.45pm Ethics of Employed Professionals: Challenges and Solutions, Charles Sampford and Hugh Breakey 
1.45 - 2.30pm Professionalism, Legal Obligation and Professional Obligation in the Australian Health Services Sector, Helen Bird and George Gilligan 
2.30 - 3.00pmAfternoon tea 
3.00 - 3:30pm The Large Professional Service Firm and Entity Regulation, Justine Rogers, Dimity Kingsford Smith and John Chellew
3:30 - 4.15pmGlobal Banking and the Limits of Professionalism, Dimity Kingsford Smith, Thomas Clarke, Justine Rogers 
4.15 - 4.30pmConference Close, Dimity Kingsford Smith and John Morgan

UNSW Law Journal Launch

Join us for the launch of a thematic edition of the University of New South Wales Law Journal by the Chief Justice of New South Wales, the Honourable TF Bathurst. The themed edition contains articles exploring the contemporary challenges of professions and professionalism, and is entitled, ‘Contemporary Professionalism and Regulation’. 

Wednesday 12 April 2017
Allens, Level 28,  Deutsche Bank Place
126 Phillip St (corner Hunter & Phillip Streets)

Register by email to UNSWLJ at
The launch is free of charge.