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Ethics in Practice

As you begin your journey as a young lawyer, do take some time to reflect on what you understand being an ethical lawyer entails. To help you in your self-reflection, you can refer to the snippets below taken from articles

As a young lawyer, you will likely come across ethical issues from time to time in the course of your practice. Do not fear. Help is at hand as the Law Society offers a suite of professional ethics resources for

Introduction Proper client management is one of the most important skills required in legal practice. To ensure a sustainable practice, it is essential for legal practitioners to communicate effectively with their clients to avoid any misunderstandings or misperceptions. Recent court decisions

Introduction This article is intended to assist busy legal practitioners who may be contemplating, or who may have already taken up, an executive appointment with a business entity concurrently with their practice of law. The question of whether a legal practitioner

As a newly minted member of the Bar, you might be eager to take on your first case as a fully-fledged lawyer and finally put into practice all that you have learned and observed from your supervising partners and senior

“The market value of a lawyer is inextricably linked with the non-negotiable calling card of integrity and ethical propriety. The Law Society is finalising a sequel to the 2019 Professional Ethics Digest to be released this quarter. That will contain

The Advisory Committee was asked by a legal practitioner to provide guidance

Introduction This article distills and summarises the key points of the session on Professional Conduct and Ethics held on 3 November 2020, as part of the Law Society’s Annual CPD Day 2020. It focuses on three areas: Conflicts of interest

Law Society of Singapore v Tan Chun Chuen Malcolm [2020] SGHC 166 Introduction It is trite that lawyers owe fiduciary duties to their clients and one such duty is to “[avoid] any financial or personal arrangements with his client or related persons

This article is based on a speech was delivered by Dinesh Dhillon, Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP, at the Australian Bar Association conference held in July 2019. Ethics in advocacy - how far can you go? The short answer is one