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Description - The Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers in the United Kingdom by Andrew Boon

The second edition of this path-breaking text successfully maps the complex regulatory environment in which the legal profession in England and Wales now operates. It opens with a critical overview of professional ideals, organisation, power and culture and an examination of the mechanisms of professions, exercised through governance, regulation, discipline and education. The core of the book explores the conflict between duties owed to clients (diligence and confidentiality) and wider duties (to the profession, third parties and society). The final part applies lawyers' ethics to dispute settlement (litigation, negotiation, advocacy and alternative dispute settlement). The second edition incorporates the considerable changes to the law, codes and the policies of government occurring since the first edition. Once again, the authors seek the guiding principles against which the suitability and efficacy of long-standing principles should be judged, asking whether the professions are suitably regulated in an era of sustained and continuous change. From the reviews of the First Edition: 'The publication of this book should put to rest any future controversy about whether legal ethics is a deserving topic of academic research and whether it should be taught in law faculties. The answer that Boon and Levin give is a resounding and uncompromising YES...The Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers in England and Wales is a book that should take pride of place on the bookshelves of any self-respecting lawyer or academic...quite simply an exemplary and superior piece of legal scholarship that merits attention by anyone who is interested in the workings of the legal profession and the development of law which of course, should mean everyone. Allan C Hutchinson, Journal of Law and Society '...the most scholarly and detailed of its kind'. Michael Beloff QC, Times Higher Education Supplement 'A significant book that meets a current need in those law schools which have already accepted that the ethics and conduct of lawyers in England and Wales quite properly has a place in Legal Education.' Richard Tur, The Law Quarterly Review

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841137087
ISBN-10: 1841137081
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 171mm x 23mm)
Pages: 454
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Boon

Andrew Boon is Professor and Head of the School of Law at the University of Westminster. Jenny Levin was Professor of Law and founder of the Law School at the University of Wales,Swansea.