Since 1 january up to 23 june 2013, the law society has received 372 complaints on professional misconduct against practitioners and employees of law firms the top categories of misconduct alleged in these complaints involve breaches of the principles in the hong kong solicitors' guide to professional conduct volume 1 (conduct guide) (38%) and the solicitors' practice rules. Rule 15 fees for legal services of the rules of professional conduct — the court revises the citation in comment  to conform to the california style guide. Author of the law society of hong kong's solicitors' guide to professional conduct, the student guide to professional conduct of lawyers in hk view all books by michael sandor (1) related products. The hong kong solicitors' guide to professional conduct, issued by the law society, stipulates: a solicitor may not enter into a contingency fee arrangement for acting in contentious proceedings. Focus on hong kong -specific legislation, codes and case law (which are all amply covered) will no doubt provide a good guide to the lay of the land when engaged in professional conduct litigation.
An overview of the sections and chapters in the solicitors code of conduct 2011 code of conduct 2011 view reference guide on: in which professional titles. Examples of professional misconduct include breaches of any of the provisions of the legal practitioners ordinance (cap 159), practice directions or circulars issued by the law society, principles of professional conduct contained in the hong kong solicitors' guide to professional conduct and other rules, principles and guidelines governing. Get this from a library the hong kong solicitors' guide to professional conduct [law society of hong kong.
The misconduct alleged in these complaints mainly involves breaches of the principles in the hong kong solicitors' guide to professional conduct vol 1 (conduct guide) (42 percent) and the solicitors' practice rules (27 percent. The ethics information area serves as a hub for ethics-related resources, education programs and research tools selected statutes regarding professional conduct. These guidelines of professional courtesy are not rules and are not intended to be treated like guide individual judgment and behavior a lawyer should avoid.
Codes of conduct for international tribunals and arbitration prepared for the american society of international law hong kong guide to professional conduct. Professional practice cliffnotes involve him in a breach of the law or professional to counsel for their fees as a matter of professional conduct. The hong kong solicitors guide to professional conduct published by the law society of hong kong sets out the rules and principles of professional conduct for practising solicitors and can be accessed by the following link. The law society's rules of professional conduct express the high ethical ideals of lawyers, and specify the bases on which they may be disciplined guide to the.
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Guide to sources on how to conduct legal research in legal ethics and professional responsibility, including new york new york legal ethics including ethics opinions in print and online, new york state bar association, journals, nys case law, statutes, and nycrr, and nys print resources available at pace. Of professional conduct this is what the public expects and, similar to the application of laws, the spirit of the guide is just as important as its letter. Faqs online guide the legal practitioner's professional conduct is always consistent with the values of the legal profession in each jurisdiction in which the.
Lewis legal ethics: a guide to professional conduct for south african attorneys - juta & co ltd (1982) at paragraph 49, restates that: a conflicting interest is one which would be likely to affect adversely the judgment of the lawyer on behalf of or his loyalty to a client or prospective client or which the lawyer might be prompted to prefer. This 3rd edition to the hong kong solicitors' guide to professional conduct (volume 1) sets out 14 fundamental pillars of professional conduct, which have been revised by the guide working party and approved by the council of the law society. The liabilities of in-house counsel • principle 102 of the hong kong solicitors' guide to professional conduct (vol 1, 2nd ed) the subject of legal.