The Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers in England and Wales

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Nov 7, 2014 - Law - 566 pages
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 (loyalty and confidentiality) and wider duties (to the profession, third parties and society). The final part applies lawyers' ethics to dispute resolution and settlement (litigation, negotiation, advocacy and alternative dispute settlement). Now laid out in a more accessible format and written in a more approachable style, the book is ideal reading for those teaching and learning in the field of legal ethics.
 

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Contents

Preface
Table of UK Legislation
Table of European Union Legislation
Ideals
The Lawyers Role
A Definition
The Modern Era 17001969
Legal Professional Culture
Exceptions to Solicitors Duty of Confidentiality
Conflicts of Interest
Brief History of Regulating Solicitors Conflicts of Interest
Fees
Contingency Fees
Speculative Fees and Pro Bono Publico
A Supporting Free Choice of Lawyer
Conclusion

Power
Conclusion
Organisation
Governance
Oversight Representation and Regulation
Education
Legal Education and Training Review
Regulation
Discipline
Detection Investigation and Preparation
Loyalty
Model Lawyer and Client Relationships in Practice
Ceasing to
Confidences
VI
Conclusion
Introduction
Pressure on the Legal Profession to do more Free Work
The Attorney Generals Pro Bono Coordinating Committee
Interests and Motivations
Employment
Legal Executives
Litigation
Rules of Civil Litigation
Conclusion
Negotiation
Copyright

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Andrew Boon is Professor of Law at the City Law School, City University London.

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