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
13 Jun

Practitioners who witness documents for lodgement in the Titles Registry should read on.

25 Sep

Practitioners are often asked to prepare mirror wills for couples who may later go their separate ways. Some issues to consider on whether they can act for one of the parties after they have separated.

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Case Updates
16 Jul

Professional misconduct; Swearing on an affidavit knowing or ought to have known to be false.

2 May

Costs – whether the Chorley exception applies to barristers – whether the applicant, a barrister litigant, was self-represented – whether Chorley exception applies to the applicant

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