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Legal Ethics

ISBN13: 9780198703457
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99

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Who would or should defend a potential murderer in court? Can a lawyer represent two parties on the same case? Is 'no win-no fee' an ethical system? What are Chinese walls and do they work?

Jonathan Herring provides a clear and engaging overview of legal ethics, highlighting that the issues surrounding professional conduct are not always black and white and raising interesting questions about how lawyers act and what their role entails. Key topics, such as confidentiality, negligence, and fees are covered, with references throughout to the professional codes of conduct.

Features throughout the textbook to aid student learning include the highlighting of key cases, principles, and definitions; the inclusion of a variety of viewpoints through cases, popular media, and scholarly articles; and the inclusion of 'digging deeper' and 'alternative viewpoint' boxes which encourage critical reflection and better understanding of key topics.

Professional Conduct and Ethics
1. Ethical theories
2. The social context of the legal profession and principles of professional ethics
3. The regulation of the legal profession
4. The lawyer-client relationship
5. Confidentiality
6. Conflicts of interests
7. Ethics and fees
8. Negligence and lawyers
9. Litigation and advocacy
10. Alternative dispute resolution
11. Third parties
12. Business ethics
13. Lawyers' social responsibilities
14. Gender, race and the legal profession
15. Lawyers' ethics in particular areas