Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Lawyer, 3rd edition

The essential resource for legal students and practitioners who need to understand the ethical and professional requirements associated with being a practising lawyer in New Zealand.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781927227824
Release Date: March 01, 2016
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781927227831
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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