Since the last edition of Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer was published the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 has been enacted and Rules of Conduct and Client Care replaced the Rules of Professional Conduct for Barristers and Solicitors in 2008. Consequently there have been huge changes to the field of legal ethics.
This new edition incorporates these changes and the relevant jurisprudence and includes expanded analysis of associated key topics including: lawyer-client relationships and conflicts; client confidences; privacy; and duties of care.
Legal ethics is a compulsory course for all New Zealand law students and an integral part of the lawyers' professional life making Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer a must-have text for all current and aspiring lawyers.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1. The Profession and society
Chapter 2. The role of lawyers
Chapter 3. The law society and its roles
Chapter 4. ProfessionalsStandards
Chapter 5. Lawyer–client relationship
Chapter 6. Lawyer–client conflicts
Chapter 7. Conflicts of duty
Chapter 8. Confidence
Chapter 9. Protecting former clients’ confidences
Chapter 10. Duties to disclose and keep informed
Chapter 11. Competence
Chapter 12. Fees
Chapter 13. Administration of justice
Chapter 14. Duties in the conduct of litigation
Chapter 15. Duties in the conduct of a legal practice