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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Ethics News
21 Apr

File Management Essentials – Part 1

24 Mar

The Registrar of Titles has recently announced updated guidelines for the verification of identity ‘VOI’ of mortgagors. The intention is to bring the VOI of mortgagors in paper transactions into line with the obligations of financial institutions and other subscribers who undertake land titling transactions electronically under the Queensland Participation Rules developed pursuant to the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Queensland) Act 2013.

24 Mar

A solicitor has a right to have a barrister’s bill assessed within a period of 60 days. If the solicitor passes up this opportunity and the client subsequently obtains a reduction in its liability to the solicitor for the barrister’s fees, the solicitor may be left solely responsible to pay the barrister the amount of the reduction.

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Non-Binding Ethics Rulings

As a service to members, the QLS Ethics Centre offers Non-Binding Ethics Rulings on disputes between practitioner members (or their practices) over ethical matters.

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