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Professional Rules, Codes, and Principles Affecting Solicitors (Or What Has Professional Regulation to do With Ethics?)

Alison Crawley and Christopher Bramall

in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780198259312
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681936 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259312.003.0004
Professional Rules, Codes, and Principles Affecting Solicitors (Or What Has Professional Regulation to do With Ethics?)

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This chapter offers the overview of ethical rules pertaining to solicitors. In particular, this paper has been prepared in the context of the central theme of the 1993 Society of Public Teachers of Law (SPTL) conference ‘Professional Responsibility and Teaching Legal Ethics’. It reflects knowledge gained in the employment of the Law Society, but any opinions expressed are personal to the authors. This paper, on the professional rules, codes, and principles affecting solicitors, is largely descriptive and to some extent analytical. However, it is not possible to look at the present rules without being aware of how history has shaped the rules and what present pressures for change exist. The rules, codes and principles of conduct are shown. The objectives and principles of future change are also described.

Keywords: solicitors; professional rules; Codes of Conduct; principles; professional regulation; legal ethics

Chapter.  6401 words. 

Subjects: Legal System and Practice

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