This Guidance Statement outlines the fundamental duty of honesty and courtesy in communications with colleagues and provides guidance on how to respond to discourtesy.
This Guidance Statement provides assistance to solicitors in complying with their ethical duties when dealing with the transfer of files to another practitioner or their client.
This Guidance Statement considers some of the ethical issues when applying the ‘no contact rule’ to an opposing client who is an organisation.
This Guidance Statement considers some of the ethical issues when applying the ‘no contact rule’ to an opposing client who is an individual.
It is important to be aware of your ethical obligations when being asked to provide a ‘second opinion’ by a client of another solicitor.
This Guidance Statement considers the ethical issues faced by solicitors working in multi-disciplinary practices and in particular, focusses on the Community Legal Centre ('CLC’) experience where practitioners interact with social workers.
Practitioners are reminded that the highest standards of professionalism continue when appearing before the court remotely. This Guidance Statement outlines what solicitors should consider when doing so.
This Guidance Statement raises the ethical issues practitioners should consider when engaging in social media.
This Guidance Statement outlines some of the issues solicitors should consider if they are asked to act for family or close friends.
This Guidance Statement seeks to provide some strategies for properly identifying and dealing with this type of behaviour in a manner consistent with a solicitor’s ethical obligations.