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Ethics and Professional Responsibility: A Code for the Advocate and Solicitor (softcover edition)

Ethics and Professional Responsibility: A Code for the Advocate and Solicitor was specially commissioned by the Chief Justice to address the pressing need for such a Code. It presents a practical and detailed explanation of all the major rules and principles that govern an advocate and solicitor’s professional conduct, and is an invaluable and indispensable resource  whether you are an experienced practitioner or a fresh law graduate.

 

Author's Profile: 

 

Jeffrey Pinsler is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specialises in civil justice, civil and criminal evidence, procedure and ethics. He is an advocate and solicitor, barrister-at-law, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, a Principal Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, and also a member of various professional committees of legal and governmental institutions including the Singapore Academy of Law and the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has appeared as amicus curiae before the Court of Appeal and has spoken at, and contributed to, conferences and reform programmes in various countries. In 2004, he was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) for his contributions to learning. In 2008, he was appointed Senior Counsel. He is also Senior Professorial Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.
 
He is a leading author in the fields of evidence, civil procedure and ethics. He has produced 16 major works and multiple articles in his capacity as writer and/or general editor, many of which are considered essential references by practitioners and are regularly relied on by the courts.

Jeffrey was specially commissioned to undertake this work by the Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong himself.  The Chief Justice considered it timely for the Legal Profession to have a book which would formulate a general code governing professional conduct and explain the fundamental principles governing ethical behaviour in everyday practice.  As the immediate importance of this project required it to be completed as soon as possible, Jeffrey produced the manuscript within a year.

 

Contents

 

PART I       OVERVIEW
 
Chapter 1   Introduction
Chapter 2   Code of Ethical Principles
 
PART II      ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
 
Chapter 3   Principles Governing Part II
Chapter 4   Truthfulness in Court
Chapter 5   Responsibility for Client's Conduct
Chapter 6   Undertakings to the Court
Chapter 7   Respect for the Court
Chapter 8   Due Process
Chapter 9   Criminal Proceedings
Chapter 10  Responsibilities to the Administration of Justice Beyond the Advocate and Solicitor's Ordinary Scope of Practice
 
PART III      ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND THE CLIENT
 
Chapter 11  Principles Governing Part III
Chapter 12  Accepting Instructions
Chapter 13  Honesty
Chapter 14  Competence and Diligence
Chapter 15  Confidentiality
Chapter 16  Conflict of Interests
Chapter 17  Professional Conduct Uninfluenced by Personal Interest
Chapter 18  Termination of Retainer
 
PART IV      RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADVOCATES AND SOLICITORS
 
Chapter 19  Principles Governing Part IV
Chapter 20 Responsibilities of Advocates and Solicitors to Each Other in General Practice
Chapter 21 Responsibilities of Advocates and Solicitors to Each Other in Court Proceedings
Chapter 22  Undertaking to another Advocate and Solicitor
Chapter 23  Change of Advocate and Solicitor
 
PART V       ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND THE PUBLIC
 
Chapter 24  Principles Governing Part V
Chapter 25  Responsibilities to Persons Involved in the Course of Work
Chapter 26  Access to Justice and Other Responsibilites to the Public
 
PART VI      ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF LAW PRACTICE
 
Chapter 27  Principles Governing Part VI
Chapter 28  Management and Operation of the Law Practice
Chapter 29  Publicity, Work Procuration and Occupations
 
PART VII     ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
 
Part VII      Statutory Materials
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Ethics and Professional Responsibility: A Code for the Advocate and Solicitor was specially commissioned by the Chief Justice to address the pressing need for such a Code. It presents a practical and detailed explanation of all the major rules and principles that govern an advocate and solicitor’s professional conduct, and is an invaluable and indispensable resource whether you are an experienced practitioner or a fresh law graduate.


Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Jeffrey Pinsler SC


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Ethics and Professional Responsibility: A Code for the Advocate and Solicitor was specially commissioned by the Chief Justice to address the pressing need for such a Code. It presents a practical and detailed explanation of all the major rules and principles that govern an advocate and solicitor’s professional conduct, and is an invaluable and indispensable resource  whether you are an experienced practitioner or a fresh law graduate.

 

Author's Profile: 

 

Jeffrey Pinsler is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specialises in civil justice, civil and criminal evidence, procedure and ethics. He is an advocate and solicitor, barrister-at-law, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, a Principal Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, and also a member of various professional committees of legal and governmental institutions including the Singapore Academy of Law and the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has appeared as amicus curiae before the Court of Appeal and has spoken at, and contributed to, conferences and reform programmes in various countries. In 2004, he was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) for his contributions to learning. In 2008, he was appointed Senior Counsel. He is also Senior Professorial Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.
 
He is a leading author in the fields of evidence, civil procedure and ethics. He has produced 16 major works and multiple articles in his capacity as writer and/or general editor, many of which are considered essential references by practitioners and are regularly relied on by the courts.

Jeffrey was specially commissioned to undertake this work by the Honourable the Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong himself.  The Chief Justice considered it timely for the Legal Profession to have a book which would formulate a general code governing professional conduct and explain the fundamental principles governing ethical behaviour in everyday practice.  As the immediate importance of this project required it to be completed as soon as possible, Jeffrey produced the manuscript within a year.

 

Contents

 

PART I       OVERVIEW
 
Chapter 1   Introduction
Chapter 2   Code of Ethical Principles
 
PART II      ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
 
Chapter 3   Principles Governing Part II
Chapter 4   Truthfulness in Court
Chapter 5   Responsibility for Client's Conduct
Chapter 6   Undertakings to the Court
Chapter 7   Respect for the Court
Chapter 8   Due Process
Chapter 9   Criminal Proceedings
Chapter 10  Responsibilities to the Administration of Justice Beyond the Advocate and Solicitor's Ordinary Scope of Practice
 
PART III      ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND THE CLIENT
 
Chapter 11  Principles Governing Part III
Chapter 12  Accepting Instructions
Chapter 13  Honesty
Chapter 14  Competence and Diligence
Chapter 15  Confidentiality
Chapter 16  Conflict of Interests
Chapter 17  Professional Conduct Uninfluenced by Personal Interest
Chapter 18  Termination of Retainer
 
PART IV      RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADVOCATES AND SOLICITORS
 
Chapter 19  Principles Governing Part IV
Chapter 20 Responsibilities of Advocates and Solicitors to Each Other in General Practice
Chapter 21 Responsibilities of Advocates and Solicitors to Each Other in Court Proceedings
Chapter 22  Undertaking to another Advocate and Solicitor
Chapter 23  Change of Advocate and Solicitor
 
PART V       ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND THE PUBLIC
 
Chapter 24  Principles Governing Part V
Chapter 25  Responsibilities to Persons Involved in the Course of Work
Chapter 26  Access to Justice and Other Responsibilites to the Public
 
PART VI      ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF LAW PRACTICE
 
Chapter 27  Principles Governing Part VI
Chapter 28  Management and Operation of the Law Practice
Chapter 29  Publicity, Work Procuration and Occupations
 
PART VII     ADVOCATE AND SOLICITOR AND HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
 
Part VII      Statutory Materials
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Products specifications
Article Type Ethics and Professional Responsibility
ISBN 978-981-05-8092-6
Publication Type BOOKS
Shipping Rate To Singapore FREE
Weight 0.97400
Depth 3.00000
Height 24.00000
Width 15.00000
C$ Redeemable Yes
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Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Jeffrey Pinsler SC


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