Legal Ethics

Paperback | May 17, 2014

byJonathan Herring

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Who would or should defend a potential murderer in court?Can a lawyer represent two parties on the same case?Is 'no win-no fee' an ethical system?What are Chinese walls and do they work?Jonathan Herring provides a clear and engaging overview of legal ethics, highlighting that the issues surrounding professional conduct are not always black and white and raising interesting questions about how lawyers act and what their role entails. Key topics, such as confidentiality, negligence,and fees are covered, with references throughout to the professional codes of conduct.Features throughout the textbook to aid student learning include the highlighting of key cases, principles, and definitions; the inclusion of a variety of viewpoints through cases, popular media, and scholarly articles; and the inclusion of "digging deeper" and "alternative viewpoint" boxes whichencourage critical reflection and better understanding of key topics.Online Resource Centre:The Online Resource Centre will provide updates and discussion of topical issues.

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Who would or should defend a potential murderer in court?Can a lawyer represent two parties on the same case?Is 'no win-no fee' an ethical system?What are Chinese walls and do they work?Jonathan Herring provides a clear and engaging overview of legal ethics, highlighting that the issues surrounding professional conduct are not always b...

Jonathan Herring is Professor of Law at Exeter College, and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:May 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198703457

ISBN - 13:9780198703457

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1. Ethical theories2. The social context of the legal profession3. The regulation of the legal profession4. The lawyer-client relationship5. Confidentiality6. Conflicts of interests7. Fees8. Negligence and lawyers9. Litigation10. Alternative dispute resolution11. Third parties12. Business ethics13. Lawyers' social responsibilities14. Gender, race and diversity in the legal profession15. Applying ethical theories