Legal Ethics

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Oxford University Press, 2017 - Legal ethics - 504 pages
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.
 

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Contents

1 Ethical theories
1
2 The social context of the legal profession
47
3 The regulation of the legal profession
73
4 The lawyerclientrelationship
119
5 Confidentiality
150
6 Conflicts of interests
176
7 Fees
204
8 Negligence and lawyers
239
10 Alternative dispute resolution
304
11 Third parties
340
12 Business ethics
364
13 Lawyers social responsibilities
391
14 Gender race and diversity in the legal profession
412
15 Applying ethical theories
451
Index
471
Copyright

9 Litigation
263

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Jonathan Herring, Professor in Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford
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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