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 and Practice News
31 Mar

Fear and anxiety are normal reactions to an abnormal situation - such as dealing with unprecedented disruption to our professional and personal lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But constant worry and rumination can be paralysing and will reduce your ability to proactively and rationally respond to the challenges ahead. Here are some helpful strategies to stay calm and resilient. Read on to find out more.

31 Mar

Effective from Tuesday 31 March 2020, all Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy business centre counters are closed until further notice. For further information, please see our latest Property Law Update 31 March 2020 here.

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Case Updates
23 Jan

Costs agreements – fair and reasonable – estimate – disclosure under the Legal Profession Act.

11 Oct

Legal professional privilege – privilege as an actionable legal right – privilege as a cause of action – privilege as an immunity ­– injunctive relief in equity’s auxiliary jurisdiction.

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