Legal Ethics by Jonathan HerringLegal Ethics by Jonathan Herring

Legal Ethics

byJonathan Herring

Paperback | April 8, 2017

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Who would or should defend a potential murderer in court?How do professions regulate themselves?Is "no win-no fee" an ethical system?Where is the line in a "suitable" client-advocate relationship? 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 coverage of cases, popular media, and scholarly articles; and use inclusion of "digging deeper" and "alternative viewpoint"boxes which encourage critical reflection and better understanding of key theories and topics.The well developed online resource centre includes Podcasts linked to the "what would you do" chapter features, video debates, relevant updates and web links.
Jonathan Herring is Professor of Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He is a widely published author across several disciplines, including criminal law, family law, and legal ethics.
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Title:Legal EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:April 8, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198788924

ISBN - 13:9780198788928

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Table of Contents

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 legal theories

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"Interesting and easy to read. I wish that we had spent more time on ethics during my course, because this book has made me realise how important the subject is." --Student