Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Legal Practice (eBook)
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Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Legal Practice is the authoritative and accessible text combines commentary, case law and legislative sources to demonstrate and explain the nexus between ethical principles, rules of legal
Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Legal Practice is the authoritative and accessible text combines commentary, case law and legislative sources to demonstrate and explain the nexus between ethical principles and the rules of legal practice and professional conduct. It covers all Australian jurisdictions to provide comprehensive coverage of the ethical framework and rules applicable to the Australian legal context.
Each topic is introduced with a clear and succinct explanation of the relevant principles and supported by short edited extracts from key cases and other source materials, while readers are challenged to think critically about important issues confronting lawyers in modern practice.
The clear explanations of the practical application of the principles of ethical conduct in Australian legal practice make the book ideal for students and an authoritative and reliable reference for practitioners.
• Clear accessible commentary supported by key extracts from practice rules, legislation and case law
• Covers all Australian jurisdictions
• Rules of practice placed in the context of ethical professional behaviour
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Ross, Ethics in Law: Lawyers’ Responsibility and Accountability, 6th ed, 2014
Peter MacFarlane is an Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of South Australia and former Head of the School of Law at the University of the South Pacific. He is a member of the International Association of Legal Ethics and the South Australian Bar Association.
Ysaiah Ross has written extensively on ethical professional legal practice and taught at the University of NSW and at numerous overseas universities including UCLA, Auckland University, Boston College and the University of Warwick. He has also been member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the NSW Bar Association and a Barrister and Member of the California Bar.
Table of Contents
Ch 1. Legal Ethics and Professional Practice
Ch 2. The Structure and Regulation of the Legal Profession in Australia
Ch 3. Admission to Practice
Ch 4. Discipline
Ch 5. The Representation of Clients
Ch 6. Competence and Care
Ch 7. Confidentiality and Privilege
Ch 8. Conflicts of Interest
Ch 9. The Adversary System
Ch 10. Duties of Diligence, Integrity and Candour