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

Ethics News
10 May

Using a chatbot to provide legal services can get you in more trouble than the Lost in Space crew

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.

All ethics news

Discipline Updates
17 May

Disciplinary proceedings – fit and proper person – appeal from the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal – removal from Roll of Solicitors

10 May

Complaints and discipline – disciplinary proceedings – professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct – falsification of documents threatening letters – mental health as a mitigating circumstance.

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