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
3 Sep

Please note that the OPG Guidelines for Witnessing Enduring Documents were modified slightly in July 2018.

3 Sep

A reminder that information in the public domain can still be confidential to the client. Read more.

All ethics news

Discipline Updates
12 Jun

Professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct – criminal offences

24 May

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

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