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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What we do
Call us to schedule an appointment either at Law Society House or at your office (within the Brisbane CBD).

Ethics and Practice News
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.

3 Sep

Please note that the OPG Guidelines for Witnessing Enduring Documents were modified slightly in July 2018.

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Case Updates
29 Mar

Conflict of interest between solicitor and client – professional independence – exploitation of client – lending money to client.

6 Apr

Lawyers – misconduct; unfitness and discipline – disciplinary orders – striking off and ancillary orders

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