28 June 2013

NSW legal eagle to step down

The legal services commissioner for the Australian state of New South Wales is set to step down from his position after 19 years in the role.

By James Barnes

Sydney: NSW watchdog steps down

Steve Mark will leave the position in August and he intends to set to start a private consultancy, according to Lawyers Weekly.


Mr Mark told the website that he saw an opportunity to help firms improve their ‘ethical infrastructure’ amid widespread confusion over issues related to social media, outsourcing and mergers.
‘You can increase profits, decrease pressures on staff ... as well as have high ethical standards; there is no direct clash between profits and ethics, but there is a clash between ethics and greed,’ Mr Mark added.
Mr Mark went on to identify the billable hour as a key factor in holding the profession back.

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