Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules

The Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2012 in Practice: A Commentary for Australian Legal Practitioners is an essential reference tool for practising solicitors. The commentary is the most comprehensive guide to the Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules 2012 (ASCR) and aims to assist practitioners by providing guidance and additional information in applying the ASCR.

The ASCR replaced the Legal Profession (Solicitors) Rule 2007 on 1 June 2012. For details on the difference between the ASCR rule and the Legal Profession (Solicitors) Rule 2007, see the comparison table.

A pdf version of the Rules is also available.

Nature and purpose of the rules

Nature and purpose of the rules

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Fundamental duties of solicitors

ASCR

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Relations with clients

Relations with clients

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Advocacy and litigation

Advocacy and litigation

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Relations with other solicitors

Relations with other solicitors

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Relations with other persons

Relations with other persons

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Law practice management

Law practice management

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Glossary of terms

List of terms used in the conduct rules

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