Professional Responsibility in New Zealand

Professional Responsibility in New Zealand

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780947514914

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Professional Responsibility in New Zealand is an essential text on ethics and responsibility for lawyers in New Zealand. 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.

Related Titles

  • - Ruru, Scott & Webb New Zealand Legal System: Structures and Processes, 6th edition, 2016
  • - Professional Responsibility in New Zealand (online resource)

Table of contents


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

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

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

Annotated Conduct and Client Care Rules

  1. Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008 – Paul Collins

The Practitioner

  1. Definition of lawyer and reserved work – Paul Collins

  2. Admission – Paul Collins

  3. Statutory discipline structure and procedures – Paul Collins

  4. The inherent power of the courts to discipline and supervise its officers – Anna Devathasan

  5. Barristers sole – Matthew Smith

  6. Responsibilities of government lawyers – Una Jagose QC

  7. Employed lawyers (in-house counsel) and their professional obligations – Stephanie Winson

  8. Practitioners and the Court – Yasmin Olsen

Practitioners and Other Practitioners

  1. Professional responsibility in law firms: partnership and incorporation – Daniel Kalderimis

  2. Professional dealings – Felix Geiringer

  3. Workplace harassment and bullying – Susan Hornsbyb-Geluk

Practitioners and Clients

  1. Solicitor-client relationships – Daniel Kalderimis

  2. Fiduciary duties of lawyers – Ian Millard QC

  3. Professional liability and insurance issues – Jonathan Scragg

  4. Trust accounting and fidelity funds – Paul Collins

  5. Professional obligations of lawyers relating to money laundering and terrorist financing – Gregor Allan & Jessica Kerr

  6. Confidentiality – Liesle Theron

  7. Conflicts of interest – Andrew Beck

  8. Legal professional privilege – Liesle Theron

Practitioners and Others

  1. Criminal lawyers – Sean Mallett

  2. Duties in respect of witnesses: civil actions – Lisa Hansen

  3. Professional responsibilities of arbitrators – Hon Robert Fisher QC & Kate Wiseman

  4. Professional responsibilities of mediators – Hon Robert Fisher QC & Kate Wiseman

  5. Professional responsibility obligations of non-lawyers in the employment jurisdiction – Susan Hornsby-Geluk

  6. Lawyers’ obligations when dealing with a self-represented person – Peter Gunn