Ethics

How to lawfully hold and dispose of Wills and Safe Custody Documents

16 Mar 2022

How to lawfully hold and dispose of Wills and Safe Custody Documents

The Legal Profession Act & Ethics Committee clarifies how safe custody documents should be held and disposed of.

Ethics and standards in practice: Communication with another solicitor’s client

20 Oct 2021

Ethics and standards in practice: Communication with another solicitor’s client

In our regular in-depth ethics case study, Professional Standards Manager Rob Reis discusses a recent case.

Does the Check in CBR app breach lawyer/client confidentiality?

14 Jul 2021

Does the Check in CBR app breach lawyer/client confidentiality?

The Legal Profession Act & Ethics Committee clarifies the interaction between client confidentiality and the Check in CBR app.

On whose authority can a law practice disburse trust money?

5 Jul 2021

On whose authority can a law practice disburse trust money?

A case study from the 'Ethics and standards in practice' series.

Ethics and standards in practice: On whose authority can a law practice disburse trust money?

5 Jul 2021

Ethics and standards in practice: On whose authority can a law practice disburse trust money?

In our regular in-depth ethics case study, Professional Standards Manager Rob Reis discusses a recent case.

Secure express instructions when dealing with trust money

29 Mar 2021

Secure express instructions when dealing with trust money

A case study from the 'Ethics and standards in practice' series.

Secure express instructions when dealing with trust money

29 Mar 2021

Secure express instructions when dealing with trust money

In our first in-depth ethics case study, Professional Standards Manager Rob Reis discusses a recent case.

Let's hold back some money in Trust

14 Dec 2020

Let's hold back some money in Trust

A case study from the 'Ethics and standards in practice' series.

Answering ethics questions - A trust account dilemma or; "Let's hold back some money in Trust..."

14 Dec 2020

Answering ethics questions - A trust account dilemma or; "Let's hold back some money in Trust..."

Ross Watch from the Law Society’s Legal Profession Act & Ethics Committee provides some advice on the traps inherent in retaining money in trust accounts without express authority from your client.

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