(Ark Group, 2014) by Tracey Calvert
This report is a guide to the ethical behaviour expected of lawyers and all those working within a law firm. It is designed to be of assistance to law students, trainees, and newly qualified solicitors, as well as others working in the legal profession who need a quick answer to a conduct dilemma. The report provides a practical guide to some of the difficult, but common issues which arise.
The report includes an explanatory analysis of the conduct requirements and frequently asked questions (FAQs), with worked examples, examples from the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, and case law. The FAQs are based on the many examples the author has encountered during her time working in the Law Society/SRA ethics department and from her experience as a tutor on various professional conduct courses.
This report is intended to be a useful resource for anyone who needs to understand – or to be reminded of – the behaviours that they are expected to demonstrate.
Unique selling points:
Each chapter contains ‘top tips’ about the conduct issues discussed.