This second edition of Professional Ethics for Lawyers: Changing Profession, Changing Ethics traces new developments and emerging trends in the legal profession. It reflects on questions of ethics in the context of the contemporary practice of law. The book provides a comprehensive overview of legal principles and policies in the area of professional ethics using a practical and analytical approach. Issues such as the entry of foreign law firms, lawyer’s role as a mediator, lawyer-client relationship, privileges of a lawyer and time management have been elaborated for the benefit of new entrants to the profession. It provides insights on the comparative position on professional ethics prevailing in other countries, like the USA and the UK. An examination and explanation of ethical questions and dilemmas with the help of relevant quotations, latest case law, statutes and appendices adds to the overall incisive and in-depth treatment of the subject. This book provides value to both legal professionals and students of law. Since professional ethics is a subject of study in our law schools, this book also hopes to provoke discussion and debate in the classroom.
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