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Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics in Queensland

By Stephen Corones, Nigel Stobbs and Mark Thomas


With the commencement of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld) and the establishment of the Legal Services Commission, the legal profession and legal services market in Queensland has experienced significant changes to its regulatory environment.\ud \ud Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics in Queensland provides a detailed explanation and analysis of these changes. The book will assist lawyers to plan for successful practice within this new environment by examining such topics as:\ud \ud • The scope and application of key provisions within the Legal Profession Act;\ud • The role, functions and policies of the Legal Services Commission;\ud • The ethical and regulatory implications of operating as an Incorporated Legal Practice or as a Multi-Disciplinary Partnership;\ud • Developments affecting trust accounts and client money dealings more generally;\ud • Recent case law, Tribunal decisions and Legal Services Commission guidelines in relation to the new conduct standards of Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct and Professional Misconduct; and\ud • The impact of the new legislation and regulatory environment on a range of traditional ethical duty categories such as the duty to communicate, costs and billing practices, as well as the paramount duties to the court and to the administration of justice.\ud \ud An invaluable reference for legal professionals, this book is also an important resource for law students grappling with questions raised by legal ethics and their application to the workplace

Topics: 180100 LAW
Publisher: Lawbook Co.
Year: 2008
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