Professional Responsibility in New Zealand, 2nd edition

Professional Responsibility in New Zealand is an essential resource on ethics and professional responsibility for the New Zealand legal profession.

Edited by Matthew S R Palmer

New edition will be published in 2022

NZD$ 200.00
Release Date: October 15, 2022
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
• Boulle, Goldblatt & Green Mediation: Skills and Strategies, 2016
Professional Responsibility in New Zealand (online resource)


Table of contents

Part I – Foundations

Chapter 1: History of the New Zealand legal profession – Dr Grant Morris

Chapter 2: The enduring importance of tikanga Māori and te reo Māori for the legal profession – Paranihia Walker & Horiana Irwin-Easthope

Chapter 3: Governance of the legal profession in New Zealand – Justine Falconer

Part II – The Practitioner

Chapter 4: Definition of lawyer and reserved work – Paul Collins

Chapter 5: Admission – Paul Collins

Chapter 6: Statutory discipline structure and procedures– Paul Collins

Chapter 7: Barristers sole – Matthew Smith

Chapter 8: Responsibilities of government lawyers - Una Jagose QC

Chapter 9: Employed lawyers (in-house counsel) and their professional obligations – Stephanie Winson

Chapter 10: Harassment and bullying – Susan Hornsby-Geluk

Part III – Annotated Conduct and Client Care Rules

Chapter 11: Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008 – Paul Collins

Part IV – Practitioners and the Court

Chapter 12: The inherent power of the court to discipline and supervise its officers - Hon Tony Randerson QC and Anna Devathasan

Chapter 13: Practitioners and the court – Yasmin Olsen

Part V – Practitioners and other Practitioners

Chapter 14: Professional responsibility in law firms: partnership and incorporation – Daniel Kalderimis

Chapter 15: Professional dealings – Felix Geiringer

Part VI – Practitioners and Clients

Chapter 16: Solicitor-client relationships – Daniel Kalderimis

Chapter 17: Fiduciary duties of lawyers – Ian Millard QC

Chapter 18: Professional liability and insurance issues – Jonathan Scragg

Chapter 19: Trust accounting and fidelity funds – Paul Collins

Chapter 20: Professional obligations of lawyers relating to money laundering and terrorist financing – Gregor Allan & Jessica Kerr

Chapter 21: Confidentiality – Liesle Theron

Chapter 22: Conflicts of interest – Andrew Beck

Chapter 23: Legal professional privilege – Liesle Theron

Part VII – Practitioners and Others

Chapter 24: Criminal lawyers – Sean Mallett

Chapter 25: Duties in respect of witnesses: civil actions – Lisa Hansen

Chapter 26: Professional responsibilities of arbitrators – Hon Robert Fisher QC & Kate Wiseman

Chapter 27: Professional responsibilities of mediators – Hon Robert Fisher QC & Kate Wiseman

Chapter 28: Professional responsibility obligations of non-lawyers in the employment jurisdiction – Susan Hornsby-Geluk

Chapter 29: Lawyers’ obligations when dealing with a self-represented person – Peter Gunn