Professional Responsibility in New Zealand, 2nd edition

An essential resource on ethics and professional responsibility for the New Zealand legal profession.

Edited by Matthew SR Palmer

NZD$ 180.00
Release Date: December 01, 2024
ISBN/ISSN: 9781988546728

Product description

Written by experts in the field, including judges, academics, and leading practitioners, with 26 contributing authors and covering 30 topics, Professional Responsibility in New Zealand allows lawyers to effectively manage risk by ensuring that everyone understands their ethical and legal obligations.

Covering the foundational subjects of client care, working with other lawyers, behaviours in court, and tikanga Māori, this book is a must-have resource for all practitioners and students of law. This second edition has been updated to reflect the amendments to the Conduct and Client Care Rules, which were recommended by the New Zealand Law Society’s independent working group report on bullying and harassment in the legal profession.

Drawn from the online publication of the same name, Professional Responsibility in New Zealand provides expert commentary on the professional obligations of lawyers, mediators, non-lawyer advocates; including annotated rules, topic-based commentary on issues outside of the relevant legislation, and updates on important case law.

Related Titles

• Cowan, The New Lawyer Companion: Essays on Law, Life, and Humanity, 2021
• Thomas & Merrick, Kia Kākano Rua te Ture: A te reo Māori Handbook for the Law, 2019
• Webb, Dalziel & Cook, Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Lawyer, 3rd edition


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Table of contents

  • Chapter 1: History of the New Zealand Legal Profession

  • Chapter 2: The enduring importance of Tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori for the Legal Profession

  • Chapter 3: Governance of the Legal Profession in New Zealand

  • Chapter 4: Definition of lawyer and reserved work

  • Chapter 5: Admission

  • Chapter 6: Statutory discipline structure and procedures

  • Chapter 7: Barristers sole

  • Chapter 8: Responsibilities of government lawyers

  • Chapter 9: Employed lawyers (in-house counsel) and their professional obligations

  • Chapter 10: Harassment and Bullying

  • Chapter 11: Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008

  • Chapter 12: The inherent power of the court to discipline and supervise its officers

  • Chapter 13: Practitioners and the court

  • Chapter 14: Professional responsibility in law firms - partnership and incorporation

  • Chapter 15: Professional dealings

  • Chapter 16: Solicitor-client relationships

  • Chapter 17: Fiduciary duties of lawyers

  • Chapter 18: Professional liability and insurance issues

  • Chapter 19: Trust accounting and fidelity funds

  • Chapter 20: Professional obligations of lawyers relating to money laundering and terrorist financing

  • Chapter 21: Confidentiality

  • Chapter 22: Conflicts of interest

  • Chapter 23: Legal professional privilege

  • Chapter 24: Criminal lawyers

  • Chapter 25: Duties in respect of witnesses - civil actions

  • Chapter 26: Professional responsibilities of arbitrators

  • Chapter 27: Professional responsibilities of mediators

  • Chapter 28: Professional responsibility obligations of non-lawyers in the employment jurisdiction

  • Chaper 29: Lawyers' obligations when dealing with a self-represented person