Queensland Law Society

Mates Rates = Dire Straits

Almost every solicitor has been asked by a friend for free advice, or been tempted to help out family and friends on the cheap. Legal work is legal work, however, even if it is done for a mate at little or no cost, and ethical obligations remain. The duties we owe as solicitors aren’t always aligned with the ones we owe to friends, and the two are best not combined.

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