The comprehensive content in this work ranges from establishing effective client relationships and efficient office systems, to confidentiality, client legal privilege, conflict of interest, liens, costs, undertakings, precautions against negligence, court etiquette, contempt of court, without prejudice privilege and unprofessional conduct.
This is a guide to ethical conduct and client care which traces the developments in the field of legal ethics and professional responsibility that have occurred in New Zealand over the past 20 years and examines what it means to be an ethical lawyer in New Zealand today.
Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility’s content and commentary are not confined to developments across Australia, but where relevant includes comparative coverage from the main common law jurisdictions, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
This book is designed to develop an understanding of the core principles and issues specific to ethical legal practice in the modern world, to and equip readers with a mindset to conduct their professional behaviour in an ethical way.
This book is different to it's counterparts as it is arranged thematically to get to the heart of lawyers' professional obligations and provide the rationale for these, rather than focussing heavily on rules of professional conduct.
With the commencement of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) and the establishment of the Legal Services Commission, the legal profession and legal services market in Queensland has experienced significant changes to its regulatory environment. This book provides a detailed explanation and analysis of these changes.
This book aims to challenge students and lawyers to think critically about the way in which they will or do practise law. It is intended as a guide on the various obligations and duties that a lawyer owes to the court, other lawyers, clients and the community in general.
A custom publication for students studying Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics at Western Sydney University. Compiled by Michael Brogan, this text draws upon material from the Thomson Reuters range.
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