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The Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers in the United Kingdom 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781849466691
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781841137087
Published: November 2014
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.00

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This is the third edition of the leading textbook on legal ethics and the regulation of the legal profession in England and Wales. As such it maps the complex regulatory environment in which the legal profession in England and Wales now operates.

It opens with a critical overview of professional ideals, organisation, power and culture and an examination of the mechanisms of professions, exercised through governance, regulation, discipline and education. The core of the book explores the conflict between duties owed to clients (diligence and confidentiality) and wider duties (to the profession, third parties and society). The final part applies lawyers' ethics to dispute settlement (litigation, negotiation, advocacy and alternative dispute settlement).

Now written in a more accessible format and style, the book is ideal reading for those teaching and learning in the field of legal ethics.

Professional Conduct and Ethics
Part I: Professional Ethics
Chapter One: Ideals
Chapter Two: Culture
Chapter Three: Power
Chapter Four: Organisation

Part II: Professional Structures
Chapter Five: Governance
Chapter Six: Education
Chapter Seven: Regulation
Chapter Eight: Discipline

Part III: Clients
Chapter Nine: Loyalty
Chapter Ten: Confidences
Chapter Eleven: Conflicts of Interest
Chapter Twelve: Fees

Part IV: Wider Obligations
Chapter Thirteen: Individual Third Parties
Chapter Fourteen: Collective Third Parties
Chapter Fifteen: Service
Chapter Sixteen: Employment

Part V: Dispute Resolution
Chapter Seventeen: Litigation
Chapter Eighteen: Negotiation
Chapter Nineteen: Advocacy
Chapter Twenty: Alternative Dispute Resolution