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Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

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In-House Ethics in Practice

ISBN13: 9781783582037
Published: June 2015
Publisher: Ark Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £50.00

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Lawyers are expected to behave in an ethical and professional manner at all times, and the SRA Handbook places extra emphasis on ethics in a lawyer’s conduct and in client care. It is important that all in-house lawyers – whether in senior positions as heads of legal or as newly qualified members of legal teams – understand the behaviours expected of them.

In-house Ethics in Practice is a practical, easy-to-read guide on the ethical behaviour that is expected of in-house lawyers. It describes those behaviours that are expected when you work in a legal environment, and it provides guidance on some of the most challenging, but common, issues which arise in in-house practice.

Key features of this book include:

  • Explanatory analysis of conduct requirements
  • FAQs on key ethical issues
  • Examples from the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and case law
  • Examples from the author's own experience working in the Law Society/SRA ethics department
  • Top tips are provided on the conduct issues discussed in each chapter
Why should you buy this book?

  • Benefit from the author’s in-depth knowledge of SRA’s ethics requirements
  • Prepare for ethical challenges you might face with the help of real-life scenarios that appear throughout the book
  • Ensure your behaviour is ethical at all times by checking the "top tips" section featured at the end of every chapter
  • Understand all the main areas the SRA focuses on with regards to client care, such as: conflicts and confidentiality, client money, referrals, and undertakings.
  • Own the only book currently on the market that deals with ethics in a practical and easy to follow (non-theoretical) manner

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Chapter 1: The in-house solicitor’s relationship with the SRA
Chapter 2: The link between risk-based regulation and the in-house lawyer
Chapter 3: Regulation in practice – An overview of the SRA Handbook
Chapter 4: Regulatory requirements – The issue of practising certificates
Chapter 5: Essential knowledge – The SRA Principles and the SRA
Chapter 6: Client care in the in-house environment
Chapter 7: Equality and diversity behaviours
Chapter 8: Understanding conflicts and confidentiality when working in-house
Chapter 9: Duties to the court
Chapter 10: Undertakings and other duties to third parties
Chapter 11: Business risk
Chapter 12: The in-house lawyer’s regulatory toolkit
Chapter 13: The in-house solicitor’s client base