Queensland Law Society

Introduction to legal ethics

Lawyers' ethics are principles and values which, along with conduct rules and common law, regulate a lawyer's behaviour. This website aims to equip lawyers with the information and the tools they need to act ethically at all times, while also providing the community with an insight into legal ethics.

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Contact QLS Ethics Centre

07 3842 5843

ethics@qls.com.au

What we do
Call us to schedule an appointment either at Law Society House or at your office (within the Brisbane CBD).



Ethics News
4 Apr

When solicitors deliver great results and unlikely victories for clients, the temptation to share that good news is powerful - and with social media a ubiquitous part of our lives, succumbing to that temptation has never been easier.

14 Feb

The QLS Ethics Centre invites submissions with respect to the review of the ASCR by 31 May 2018.

All ethics news


Discipline Updates
26 Apr

Professions and trades – lawyers – complaints and discipline – professional misconduct and unsatisfactory conduct 

4 Apr

Disciplinary proceedings – professional misconduct or unsatisfactory professional conduct – neglect and delay – trust funds.

All discipline updates

Case Updates
6 Apr

Lawyers – misconduct; unfitness and discipline – disciplinary orders – striking off and ancillary orders

20 Mar

Professions and trades – Lawyers – Qualifications and admission – Fit and proper persons

All Case Updates