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Legal Ethics

Legal Ethics (2nd edn)

Jonathan Herring
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date: 17 July 2024

p. 34011. Third partieslocked

p. 34011. Third partieslocked

  • Jonathan HerringJonathan HerringProfessor in Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford


This chapter explores how lawyers can balance their obligations to promote their clients’ interests and their obligations to third parties. While there are circumstances in which duties are owed to third parties, these are limited. The law and ethical codes struggle to ensure that, even when these duties are imposed, they are not used to undermine the relationship between lawyer and client. The regulations ensure that the lawyer never acts against the best interests of the client.

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