Further questions

Would listing create or increase tension between investors and clients and court duties of the firm?

Again looking at Slater & Gordon, its original prospectus stated:

"Where an inconsistency or conflict arises between the duties if the company (and the duties of the lawyers employed by the company) the company's duty to the court will prevail over all other duties and the company's duty to its clients will prevail over duties to shareholders."

The primacy of a lawyer's duties to the court as stated in the prospectus are also reflected in Slater & Gordon's constituent documents and shareholder agreements.