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Good Conduct Guide: Professional standards for Australian barristers e2

Good Conduct Guide: Professional standards for Australian barristers e2

By Róisín Annesley

The second edition of the Good Conduct Guide has been fully updated to incorporate the significant changes in the regulation of practice as a barrister following commencement of the Legal Profession Uniform Law which came into effect on 1 July 2015. The scope of the guide has also been expanded to cover material integral to the good practice of all Australian barristers.

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    The second edition of the Good Conduct Guide has been fully updated to incorporate the significant changes in the regulation of practice as a barrister following commencement of the Legal Profession Uniform Law which came into effect on 1 July 2015. The scope of the guide has also been expanded to cover material integral to the good practice of all Australian barristers.

    Authored by Ms Róisín Annesley QC, a practising member of the Victorian Bar, this is a guide for barristers by barristers. It is designed to supplement a barrister’s working knowledge of the Barristers’ Conduct Rules and the ethical principles of good practice so that any ethical issues that arise in the course of practice can be resolved swiftly.

    The comprehensive, illustrative and engaging content ensures that the rules of conduct and ethics are more easily understood. This is an essential tool for all Australian barristers who must uphold the high ethical and professional standards required by the courts and the clients they serve.

  • About the author

    Róisín Annesley QC is a practising member of the Victorian Bar and a long-serving member and Chair of the Victorian Bar Ethics Committee. She is an experienced trial and appellate advocate. She practises in the areas of personal injury, professional negligence, torts generally, insurance and professional disciplinary tribunals, and she has a strong commercial litigation practice in the areas of contract, misrepresentation, property and unconscionable conduct.

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    ISBN: 9781760021962

    Published: 2019

    Format: Softcover

  • Table of contents

    Foreword by The Honourable Michael Black AC QC
    Message from the President of the Victorian Bar, Matt Collins QC 
    Author’s Acknowledgments 
    Definitions 
    Table of Cases 
    Table of Statutes 
    Table of Rules

    1.  Introduction and Independence 
    2.  Regulatory Regime for Barristers 
    3.  Duties to the Court 
    4.  The Retainer and Duties to the Client 
    5.  Conflict of Duties and Interest 
    6.  Fees 
    7.  Direct Access 
    8.  Court Etiquette, Dealings with Other Practitioners and General Professionalism 
    9.  Duties of Counsel in Criminal Trials 
    10. Common Grounds of Ethical Complaint 
    Annexure A: The Victorian Bar Incorporated Constitution 
    Annexure B: Constitution of the New South Wales Bar Association 
    Annexure C: Legal Profession Uniform Conduct (Barristers) Rules 2015 
    Annexure D: Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Rules 2015

    General Index 
    Index to Rules

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