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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A recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court in FAL Management Group Pty Ltd v Denham Constructions Pty Ltd1 has reinforced the long established rule that unilateral communication with the Court is unacceptable.
The Legal Profession Uniform Law (Uniform Law), which has created a uniform system of legal professional regulation for Victoria and New South Wales, takes effect from today, 1 July.
The Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) sets out the requirements for costs disclosure by a solicitor to clients. Disclosure is not required for "sophisticated clients".
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