Essential Professional Conduct: Legal Ethics
Routledge-Cavendish – 2007 – 152 pages
Series: Australian Essential Series
Accessible and student-friendly this new edition has been fully updated and revised and includes substantial new material and a comprehensive table of cases. Opening each chapter with a checklist highlighting key areas of the topic, followed by an expanded treatment of the subject, this text provides students with a sound overview of legal ethics on which to build their knowledge and is also an ideal revision aid.
Presenting readers with a clear and concise guide to the key elements of legal ethics this book covers many of the broad topic areas referred to in the ‘Priestley 11’ prescription for ‘Professional Conduct’.
The Legal Profession and Admission to Practice. Duty to the Law. Duty to the Court. Retainers and Liens. Competence, Care and Accountability. Confidentiality, Good Faith and Avoiding Conflicts. Relations with Third Parties. Relations with Other Lawyers. Discipline