Ethics

The QLS Ethics and Practice Centre is led by the Principal Ethics and Practice Counsel and is comprised of a team of solicitors with many years of experience in legal practice; our solicitors are well placed to assist with most queries regarding legal ethics and practice support.

On 1 October 2019, QLS Solicitor Support, an incorporated legal practice was formed to provide counsel, guidance and advice on ethical and practice management issues (including educational services). QLS Solicitor Support is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Society and was created to enable practitioners who seek such guidance to claim client legal privilege over such counsel.

What we do

If you are a lawyer or work for a lawyer and are a QLS member, our solicitors are available to discuss and provide confidential ethical guidance and advice. Even if the ethical issue relates to a sensitive matter, you can be comfortable knowing that talking to us is permitted under the ASCR (see Rule 9.2.3) and is confidential.

If you require guidance on practice compliance or practice management issues, you can contact QLS Solicitor Support on 07 3842 5843.

Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules

The Australian Solicitors Conduct Rules are an essential reference tool for practising solicitors.  If you are a QLS member, log in to the website to see the commentary

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Guidance Statements

Queensland Law Society's Guidance Statements set out the Society's position in respect to specific subjects. Each Statement outlines a solicitor's ethical obligations in that particular subject area.

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Applied Ethics

Lawyers' ethics are principles and values which, along with conduct rules and common law, regulate a lawyer's behaviour.  This information aims to equip lawyers with the information and the tools they need to act ethically at all times.

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Non-Binding Ethics Rulings

As a service to members, the QLS Ethics Centre offers Non-Binding Ethics Rulings on disputes between practitioner members (or their practices) over ethical matters.

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