Professional Responsibility in New Zealand

Professional Responsibility in New Zealand

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NZD$ 200.00
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Release Date: May 01, 2020
ISBN/ISSN: 9780947514914

Product description

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 text draws from the online publication of the same name and 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.

Written by experts in the field, including judges, academics and leading practitioners, with 24 contributing authors and covering 29 topics, Professional Responsibility in New Zealand allows lawyers to effectively manage risk by ensuring that everyone understands their ethical and legal obligations.

Related Titles

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


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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

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

The Practitioner

5. Definition of lawyer and reserved work – Paul Collins

6. Admission – Paul Collins

7. Statutory discipline structure and procedures – Paul Collins

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

9. Barristers sole – Matthew Smith

10. Responsibilities of government lawyers – Una Jagose QC

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

12. Practitioners and the Court – Yasmin Olsen

Practitioners and Other Practitioners

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

14. Professional dealings – Felix Geiringer

15. Workplace harassment and bullying – Susan Hornsbyb-Geluk

Practitioners and Clients

16. Solicitor-client relationships – Daniel Kalderimis

17. Fiduciary duties of lawyers – Ian Millard QC

18. Professional liability and insurance issues – Jonathan Scragg

19. Trust accounting and fidelity funds – Paul Collins

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

21. Confidentiality – Liesle Theron

22. Conflicts of interest – Andrew Beck

23. Legal professional privilege – Liesle Theron

Practitioners and Others

24. Criminal lawyers – Sean Mallett

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

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

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

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

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