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


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

Ethics News
21 Aug

Free work for friends can cost more than you think - some tips to avoid empathy-induced ethical conflict.

10 Aug

Due to recent email based cyber attacks, the QLS Ethics Centre recommends that caution should be exercised by solicitors in the manner in which they receive instructions for the transfer of trust monies that may be received by email.

All ethics news

Discipline Updates
21 Sep

Professions and trades – Lawyers – Complaints and discipline – Disciplinary proceedings – Generally

4 Sep

Complaints and discipline – four charges made against the Respondent (three dismissed) – excessive charging of legal costs – transfer of trust money without authority

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