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Lawyers' Professional Responsibility : 5th Edition - Gino Dal Pont

Lawyers' Professional Responsibility

5th Edition


Published: 12th November 2012
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Booktopia Comments

CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY - Professional Responsibility: LWZ320
CURTIN UNIVERSITY - Professional Responsibility: BLAW3014
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY - Legal Practice & Ethics (B, G, X): MLL335
EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY - Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility C: LAW4704
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY - Legal Practice & Conduct: LAW3LPC
UNI OF SUNSHINE COAST - Professional Conduct: LAW402
UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA - Lawyers & Professional Responsibility: 7043
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE - Legal Ethics (Winter Intake): LAWS50038
UTS - CITY / BROADWAY - Ethics & Professional Conduct 2: 75420

Product Description

Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility, fifth edition has been updated throughout. It remains a detailed yet accessible treatment of lawyers’ professional and ethical responsibilities, and is suitable for students and practitioners alike. This edition includes commentary on the impending attempts to procure uniformity in statutory regulation of lawyers across Australia. Relevant provisions in the proposed Legal Profession National Law are cited, and the avenues whereby the national model is proposed to be achieved are identified and explained.

This edition contains references to the most recent national model professional rules for barristers (which have already seen implementation in four jurisdictions) and to the Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules. Although the latter currently apply only in South Australia and Queensland, they are slated for introduction elsewhere in due course.

Changes to professional rules in other jurisdictions are noted, including the new United Kingdom rules, for comparative purposes. As always, the book is comprehensive, with detailed footnoting of relevant provisions and rules in each Australian jurisdiction, and evincing a truly comparative perspective with other common law countries.

Part I – Introduction
Chapter 1 - The Concept of Professional Responsibility
Chapter 2 - Admission to Practice
Chapter 3 - The Lawyer-Client Relationship
Part II – Lawyers’ Duty to the Client
Chapter 4 - Duties to the Client and their Enforcement
Chapter 5 - Lawyers’ Duty to Clients in Tort
Chapter 6 - Lawyer-Client Conflict and Influence
Chapter 7 - Concurrent Conflicts
Chapter 8 - Acting against Former Clients
Chapter 9 - Duty to Account
Chapter 10 - Confidentiality
Chapter 11 - Legal Professional Privilege
Chapter 12 - Privilege in Aid of Settlement
Chapter 13 - Employed (“In-house”) Lawyers
Part III – Costs
Chapter 14 - Costs Disclosure and Costs Agreements
Chapter 15 - Recovery of Costs from Clients
Chapter 16 - Solicitors’ Liens
Part IV – Lawyers’ Duty to the Administration of Justice
Chapter 17 - Duty to the Court
Chapter 18 - Particular Applications of the Duty to the Administration of Justice
Chapter 19 - Duty to Obey and Uphold the Law
Part V – Other Lawyer Responsibilities
Chapter 20 - Conduct of Practice
Chapter 21 - Relations with the Profession and Third Parties
Chapter 22 - Undertakings
Part VI – Discipline of Lawyers
Chapter 23 - The Disciplinary Jurisdiction
Chapter 24 - Disciplinary Procedures
Chapter 25 - Types of Misconduct

ISBN: 9780455230566
ISBN-10: 0455230560
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 620
Published: 12th November 2012
Publisher: Thomson Reuters Australia, Limited
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 5