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Legal Ethics

Legal Ethics (2nd edn)

Jonathan Herring
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date: 17 July 2024

p. 2639. Litigationlocked

p. 2639. Litigationlocked

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


This chapter explores the ethical issues that arise around litigation. It discusses theories of litigation, including disputes over whether litigation is ‘good’. The chapter covers the adversarial system of litigation in England and Wales, and inquisitorial adjudication. It also covers both criminal and civil litigation proceedings. In addition, the chapter considers advocacy services and the duties that litigators owe to the court.

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