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ETH210 Pack: Ethics in Law: Lawyer’s Responsibility + Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Legal Practice


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Ethics in Law: Lawyers' Responsibility and Accountability in Australia - 9780409332803

The sixth edition of Ethics in Law: Lawyers' Responsibility and Accountability in Australia provides a sound understanding of professional obligations and ethical conduct underpinning all aspects of Australian legal practice. The text examines the nature and importance of legal professional ethical responsibility and accountability and their structure and regulation in all Australian jurisdictions.

The author highlights the duties of lawyers in the lawyer - client relationship and the role of lawyers in the adversary system. The text provides engaging analysis of the current situation and recent developments, while also giving an overview of the historical development of legal ethics. The impact of recent High Court and other decisions in this area is considered, as is the present status of uniform legal professional rules, including the Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules.

In this extensively revised sixth edition of Ethics in Law: Lawyers' Responsibility and Accountability in Australia, the focus of the discussion is the Australian position. However, a discussion of professional practice issues and developments in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States is also included for comparative purposes. New content includes expanded coverage on the topic of fees and discussion on the increasing importance of alternative dispute resolution methods to Australian legal practice.

This clear, lively and accessible text will provide guidance to students about the relevance of ethical professional conduct to their future practice, while practitioners will refresh their knowledge of professional obligations and current issues in the light of recent developments.


  • Examines legal professional responsibility and accountability across all Australian jurisdictions
  • Expanded coverage on costs and liens
  • Greater focus on the Australian position, but comparative discussion of overseas developments included

Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Legal Practice - 9780409344073

This authoritative and accessible text combines commentary, case law and legislative sources to demonstrate and explain the nexus between ethical principles and the rules of legal practice and professional conduct. It covers all Australian jurisdictions to provide comprehensive coverage of the ethical framework and rules applicable to the Australian legal context.

Each topic is introduced with a clear and succinct explanation of the relevant principles and supported by short edited extracts from key cases and other source materials, while readers are challenged to think critically about important issues confronting lawyers in modern practice.

The clear explanations of the practical application of the principles of ethical conduct in Australian legal practice make the book ideal for students and an authoritative and reliable reference for practitioners.


  • Clear accessible commentary supported by key extracts from practice rules, legislation and case law
  • Covers all Australian jurisdictions
  • Rules of practice placed in the context of ethical professional behaviour 

Related Titles

Ebejer, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Legal Practice and Ethics, 2nd ed, 2016

Mortensen, Client Money: Trust Account Management for Australian Lawyers, 2017

Ross, Ethics in Law: Lawyers’ Responsibility and Accountability, 6th ed, 2014

About the Authors

Ysaiah Ross has written extensively on ethical professional legal practice and taught at the University of NSW and at numerous overseas universities, including UCLA, Auckland University, Boston College and the University of Warwick.

He has also been the Adviser to the Attorney-General of Uganda and the Law Reform Commission in Papua New Guinea, the Director of Berkeley (California) Neighbourhood Legal Centre, a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the New South Wales Bar Association and a Barrister and Member of the California Bar.

Peter MacFarlane is an Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of South Australia and former Head of the School of Law at the University of the South Pacific. He is a member of the International Association of Legal Ethics and the South Australian Bar Association.


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