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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Contact QLS Ethics Centre

07 3842 5843

ethics@qls.com.au

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
27 Feb

In this series, we are going to explore the foundation of leadership, starting with your number one responsibility: leading yourself. What does that actually mean, and what is involved in having a self-leadership practice?

Read on to find out more. 

20 Feb

Do you sometimes think that you owe your achievements at work and in your personal life to sheer luck? That you have somehow managed to trick everyone else into believing how skilled and capable you are, which makes you fear the day when they actually find out that in reality - you are a fraud? Imposter syndrome is an insidious and false self-belief that affects many people. 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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