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Legal Ethics (2nd edn)  

Jonathan Herring
Published in Print: 09 March 2017 Published Online:September 2017
ISBN: 9780198788928
Publisher:Oxford University Press

Abstract

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.