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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07 3842 5843


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

Ethics News
14 Nov

It doesn’t take a computer hacker or virus to violate client confidentiality - it can be done in the simplest of ways.

1 Nov

Learning from our mistakes is good, but learning from someone else’s is a lot less stressful.

All ethics news

Discipline Updates
9 Nov

Application to remove Respondent from roll of Australian Legal Practitioners – solicitor forged client’s signature on costs agreement – convicted of publishing false statement to obtain financial advantage – professional misconduct – whether solicitor not a person of good fame and character

19 Oct

Professional misconduct – Tax offences – Public reprimand and pecuniary penalty

All discipline updates

Admission Case Updates
11 May

Early consideration of suitability for admission – Fit and proper persons – Applicant had previous criminal convictions – Court will look at surrounding circumstances

13 Mar

Professions and trades – Lawyers – Qualifications and admission

All Admission Case Updates