The Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers in England and Wales
By Andrew Boon
This is the third edition of a leading textbook on legal ethics and the regulation of the legal profession in England and Wales. As such, this path-breaking book successfully maps the complex regulatory environment in which the legal profession now operates. It will be a valuable resource for students studying in the field of legal ethics and scholars interested in this topic. The book opens with a critical overview of professional ideals, organization, power, and culture, as well as 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 (diligence and confidentiality) and wider duties (to the profession, third parties, and society). The final section applies lawyers' ethics to dispute settlement (litigation, negotiation, advocacy, and alternative dispute settlement). Now written in a more accessible format and style, it will be ideal reading for those teaching and learning in the field of legal ethics.
Publication Date: 8/4/2014