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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Contact QLS Ethics Centre

07 3842 5843

ethics@qls.com.au

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



Ethics News
11 Dec

Solicitors store all manner of documents for clients, and have an obvious obligation to keep those documents sufficiently safe - but what will be considered safe enough?

8 Dec

Is it Ethical for a Solicitor to pay ransom to unlock data?

All ethics news


Discipline Updates
8 Dec

Professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct – criminal offences – whether the respondent is permanently unfit to practise or is not a fit and proper person to be a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court

29 Nov

Legal Profession – barrister continuing to practise without renewing practising certificate – barrister made false and misleading statements to clients, solicitors, courts and legal aid – application in inherent jurisdiction to remove the barrister from the roll – court satisfied of unfitness to practise

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