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
23 Jan

Solicitors are said to be perfectionistic. How do you feel about failing and making mistakes? If you are shuddering at the mere thought of it, try to never make any mistakes and go through life carefully avoiding anything that could possibly end in failure – how do you make any progress? How do you learn and develop?  This update explores what it means to have a Growth Mindset which allows you to embrace challenges and difficulties as an opportunity for improvement.  Read on to find out more.

16 Jan

What automatic mental habits do you have? Now that we have discussed what automatic thoughts are (distorted, exaggerated and incorrect ways of interpreting events and situations), let’s have a look at some of the most common types. Read on to find out more.

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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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