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Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics in Singapore sets out the essence of key ethical rules, principles and standards in Singapore’s regulatory regime for legal practitioners. Focusing on the new professional conduct rules which came into force on 18 November 2015, this book examines how judicial conceptions have shaped lawyers’ ethics in Singapore and provides commentary on the principles-based approach underlying the new rules. It is highly recommended for all legal practitioners practising law in Singapore. It also assists academics and students in understanding the important role that lawyers’ ethics play in promoting the administration of justice in Singapore.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Lawyers’ Ethics in Singapore
Chapter 2 The Lawyer-Client Relationship
Chapter 3 Confidentiality
Chapter 4 Conflicts of Interest
Chapter 5 Advocacy
Chapter 6 Civility
Chapter 7 Third Parties
Chapter 8 Management of Law Practices
Chapter 9 Pro Bono and Access to Justice
Chapter 10 Law as a Business?