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Jonathan Herring

Legal Ethics provides an overview of this topic, highlighting that the issues surrounding professional conduct are not always black and white and raising interesting questions about how lawyers act and what their role entails. Key topics, such as confidentiality, negligence, and fees are covered, with references throughout to the professional codes of conduct. The work asks: who would or should defend a potential murderer in court? Can a lawyer represent two parties on the same case? Is ‘no win-no fee’ an ethical system? What are Chinese walls and do they work? Features throughout the title to aid learning include the highlighting of key cases, principles, and definitions; the inclusion of a variety of viewpoints through cases, popular media, and scholarly articles; and the inclusion of ‘digging deeper’ and ‘alternative viewpoint’ boxes which encourage critical reflection and better understanding of key topics.

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This introductory chapter explains the philosophy of the book and its pedagogical features. It assists in broadening research skills and knowledge. Further, it introduces the Civil Procedure Rules. Finally, it highlights professional conduct considerations and how they are dealt with in this book.

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This introductory chapter explains the philosophy of the book and its pedagogical features. It assists in broadening research skills and knowledge. Further, it introduces the Civil Procedure Rules. Finally, it highlights professional conduct considerations and how they are dealt with in this book.

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This introductory chapter explains the philosophy of the book and its pedagogical features. It assists in broadening research skills and knowledge. Further, it introduces the Civil Procedure Rules. Finally, it highlights professional conduct considerations and how they are dealt with in this book.

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Jennifer Seymour, Clare Firth, Lucy Crompton, Helen Fox, Frances Seabridge, Susan Wigglesworth, and Elizabeth Smart

This chapter begins with a description of how the legal services market has undergone recent change, with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Principles and Codes of Conduct within the Standards and Regulations replacing the previous outcomes-focused regulation code (OFR Code). It considers what being a member of the profession and a good solicitor means, the Principles, relevant paragraphs of the Codes of Conduct, the Transparency Rules, and the SRA’s Enforcement Strategy currently in force and how this has widened legal services provision and introduced further flexibility into how solicitors and firms justify their compliance with the regulation. It then looks at the practical application of the principles and paragraphs which are most relevant to readers at this stage of their legal career as a student (covering practical examples relevant to each core legal practice area) and trainee.

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Kathryn Wright, Clare Firth, Lucy Crompton, Helen Fox, Frances Seabridge, Susan Wigglesworth, and Elizabeth Smart

This chapter begins with a description of how the legal services market is undergoing change, with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) code of conduct, referred to as the outcomes-focused regulation code (OFR Code), being replaced by the SRA Standards and Regulations (‘Standards and Regulations’). It considers what being a member of the profession and a good solicitor means, the Handbook, the regulations of the OFR Code currently in force, and the proposed changes expected when the Standards and Regulations come into force. It then looks at the practical application of the principles, outcomes, and indicative behaviours which are most relevant to readers at this stage of their legal career as a student and trainee.

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Clare Firth, Jennifer Seymour, Lucy Crompton, Helen Fox, Frances Seabridge, Jennifer Seymour, and Elizabeth Smart

This chapter begins with a description of how the legal services market has undergone recent change, with the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Principles and Codes of Conduct within the Standards and Regulations replacing the previous outcomes-focused regulation code (OFR Code). It considers what being a member of the profession and a good solicitor means, the Principles, relevant paragraphs of the Codes of Conduct, the Transparency Rules, and the SRA’s Enforcement Strategy currently in force. It explains how the recent changes have widened legal services provision and introduced further flexibility into how solicitors and firms justify their compliance with the regulations. It then looks at the practical application of the principles and paragraphs which are most relevant to readers at this stage of their legal career as a student (covering practical examples relevant to each core legal practice area) and trainee.

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This chapter provides an overview of the roles that different types of legal practitioners traditionally take in the litigation process. In England and Wales, it remains the norm that a client will initially approach a solicitor, who may then brief a barrister to provide specialist advice, to carry out key functions such as drafting statements of case, and to appear in court if litigation proceeds. The chapter goes on to discuss the main provisions in the codes of conduct that are relevant to litigation; professional privilege and confidentiality; professional negligence; options for clients dissatisfied with the standard of work done by a lawyer; the use of alternative business structures (ABS) for the delivery of legal services; and the regulation of an ABS.

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Although a large percentage of civil cases are settled well in advance of trial, it remains important for legal representatives look to the possibility of running a case to trial. This chapter focuses on fast-track and multi-track cases that proceed to trial. It covers professional conduct issues; procedural and administrative preparation for trial; the day of the trial; judgment and appeals. It also discusses settlement without trial.

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This chapter deals with important issues arising in relation to a mortgage taken out by a client to assist in financing the purchase of a property. It looks at the most popular types of mortgage, the impact of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, and other matters, including important professional conduct issues. It also considers mortgages of leasehold property and mortgages of commercial property.

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This chapter deals with important issues arising in relation to a mortgage taken out by a client to assist in financing the purchase of a property. It looks at the most popular types of mortgage, the impact of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, and other matters, including important professional conduct issues. It also considers mortgages of leasehold property and mortgages of commercial property.

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Clare Firth, Elizabeth Smart, Lucy Crompton, Helen Fox, Frances Seabridge, Susan Wigglesworth, and Jennifer Seymour

Foundations for the LPC covers the areas of the Legal Practice Course as set out in the LPC Outcomes: Professional Conduct and Regulation, wills and administration of estates, and taxation. The volume also features content on human rights law. The volume uses worked examples and scenarios throughout to illustrate key points. To aid understanding and test comprehension of the core material, checkpoints and summaries feature in every chapter. The book covers topics such as professional conduct (including financial services and money laundering), revenue law (including income tax, capital gains tax, VAT, corporation tax, and inheritance tax), wills and administration of estates, and issues related to human rights.

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Although a large percentage of civil cases are settled well in advance of trial, it remains important for legal representatives look to the possibility of running a case to trial. This chapter focuses on fast-track and multi-track cases that proceed to trial. It covers professional conduct issues; procedural and administrative preparation for trial; the day of the trial; judgment and appeals. It also discusses settlement without trial.

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Clare Firth, Elizabeth Smart, Kathryn Wright, Lucy Crompton, Helen Fox, Frances Seabridge, and Susan Wigglesworth

Foundations for the LPC covers the compulsory foundation areas of the Legal Practice Course as set out in the LPC Outcomes: Professional Conduct, Tax/Revenue Law, and Wills and Administration of Estates. The volume also features content on human rights law. The volume uses worked examples and scenarios throughout to illustrate key points. To aid understanding and test comprehension of the core material, checkpoints and summaries feature in every chapter. The book covers topics such as professional conduct (including financial services and money laundering), revenue law (including income tax, capital gains tax, VAT, corporation tax, and inheritance tax), wills and administration of estates, and issues related to human rights.

Book

Clare Firth, Elizabeth Smart, Lucy Crompton, Helen Fox, Frances Seabridge, and Jennifer Seymour

Foundations for the LPC covers the areas of the Legal Practice Course as set out in the LPC Outcomes: professional conduct and regulation, wills and administration of estates, and taxation. The volume also features content on human rights law. The volume uses worked examples and scenarios throughout to illustrate key points. To aid understanding and test comprehension of the core material, checkpoints and summaries feature in every chapter. The book covers topics such as professional conduct (including financial services and money laundering), revenue law (including income tax, capital gains tax, VAT, corporation tax, and inheritance tax), wills and administration of estates, and issues related to human rights.

Chapter

This chapter deals with important issues arising in relation to a mortgage taken out by a client to assist in financing the purchase of a property. It looks at the most popular types of mortgage, the impact of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, and other matters, including important professional conduct issues. It also considers mortgages of leasehold property and mortgages of commercial property.

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Although a large percentage of civil cases are settled well in advance of trial, it remains important for legal representatives look to the possibility of running a case to trial. This chapter focuses on fast-track and multi-track cases that proceed to trial. It covers professional conduct issues; procedural and administrative preparation for trial; the day of the trial; judgment and appeals. It also discusses settlement without trial.

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Lucilla Macgregor, Charlotte Peacey, and Georgina Ridsdale

Civil Litigation introduces the processes and procedures involved in making and defending civil litigation claims. Following the chronological progression of a civil litigation claim, the volume offers practical guidance on advising clients whilst ensuring that the principles of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority Handbook which includes the Codes of Conduct for firms and for solicitors. This edition includes commentary and detail of the new rules of conduct that were approved by the Legal Services Board in November 2018. A part of the new Handbook (the Handbook) came into force in December 2018—the SRA Transparency Rules—and the remaining sections are expected to be fully in force in April 2019. Diagrams at the beginning of chapters make clear the way in which the litigation procedure works and help with the understanding of the nature of the process as a whole. Examples provide a realistic context for learning, while issues of cost, best practice, and professional conduct are clearly highlighted. Alternative dispute resolution is given appropriate practical emphasis, and references to the Civil Procedure Rules throughout make sure that students are ready for life in practice. This edition has been revised to reflect the most up-to-date law and practice in all aspects of litigation practice. In addition to the chapters highlighted below, there are additional chapters online on injunctions and other equitable remedies, a practical guide to court hearings, instructing counsel, and enforcement of judgments.

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Susan Cunningham-Hill and Karen Elder

Civil Litigation introduces the processes and procedures involved in making and defending civil litigation claims. Following the chronological progression of a civil litigation claim, the volume offers practical guidance on advising clients whilst ensuring that the principles of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority Handbook which includes the Codes of Conduct for firms and for solicitors. This edition includes commentary and detail of the new rules of conduct that were approved by the Legal Services Board in November 2018. A part of the new Handbook (the Handbook) came into force in December 2018—the SRA Transparency Rules—and the remaining sections are expected to be fully in force in April 2019. Diagrams at the beginning of chapters make clear the way in which the litigation procedure works and help with the understanding of the nature of the process as a whole. Examples provide a realistic context for learning, while issues of cost, best practice, and professional conduct are clearly highlighted. Alternative dispute resolution is given appropriate practical emphasis, and references to the Civil Procedure Rules throughout make sure that students are ready for life in practice. This edition has been revised to reflect the most up-to-date law and practice in all aspects of litigation practice. In addition to the chapters highlighted below, there are additional chapters online on injunctions and other equitable remedies, a practical guide to court hearings, instructing counsel, and enforcement of judgments.

Book

Lucilla Macgregor, Charlotte Peacey, and Georgina Ridsdale

Civil Litigation introduces the processes and procedures involved in making and defending civil litigation claims. Following the chronological progression of a civil litigation claim, the volume offers practical guidance on advising clients whilst ensuring that the principles of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority Handbook, which includes the Codes of Conduct for firms and for solicitors, are followed. This edition includes commentary and detail of the new rules of conduct that were approved by the Legal Services Board in November 2018. A part of the new Handbook (the Handbook) came into force in December 2018—the SRA Transparency Rules—and the remaining sections came into force in April 2019. Diagrams at the beginning of chapters make clear the way in which the litigation procedure works and help with the understanding of the nature of the process as a whole. Examples provide a realistic context for learning, while issues of cost, best practice, and professional conduct are clearly highlighted. Alternative dispute resolution is given appropriate practical emphasis, and references to the Civil Procedure Rules throughout make sure that students are ready for life in practice. This edition has been revised to reflect the most up-to-date law and practice in all aspects of litigation practice. In addition to the chapters highlighted below, there are additional chapters online on injunctions and other equit-able remedies, a practical guide to court hearings, instructing counsel, and enforcement of judgments.