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Ethics of the Legal Profession

ISBN13: 9781859419632
ISBN: 1859419631
Published: December 2004
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Although some of their writers have written commentaries on specific legal codes, in countries outside the developed world, very little attention has been given to legal writing, which has focused specifically on the ethics of the legal profession. This book makes a special contribution in that regard providing, as it does, a comparative study of prevailing efforts to enhance ethical standards in a profession obviously in crisis and under much public scrutiny.

The countries, which have been examined include the UK, the USA, Canada, and some countries in the Pacific, South East Asia and the Caribbean as well as South Africa. Valuable guidance and learning are provided on such topical issues as wasted costs orders, conflicts of interests, legal and judicial codes, confidentiality, privilege and the ethics of the criminal process where the jury system comes in for critical study.

Professional Conduct and Ethics
A Crisis in Legal Ethics
The Law as a Business Rather than a Profession
Access to Justice
Immunity from Suit
Professional responsibility of Lawyers
Wasted Costs
Confidentiality and Legal Professional Privilege
Conflicts of Interest and Chinese Walls
Self-Regulation and Discipline in the Profession
Ethics of the Criminal process
Alternative Dispute Resolution.