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Papers and articles

Research papers

Solicitors in the Ethics Unit of the Law Society of NSW have written and sourced a comprehensive range of research papers addressing various aspects of ethics. These papers are available to all solicitors. Click on the titles below to download.

Conflict of Interest - Practical Aspects

Avoiding a Breach of the Professional Conduct and Practice Rules

Turning a Blind Eye: Professional Liability and Responsibility

Ethics and Conflict of Interest and Duties

Law Society Journal Articles

Members of the Law Society and Journal subscribers have online access to full-text ethics articles published in the Law Society Journal. Search the Journal Archive across the following topics:

  • Client capacity
  • Confidentiality
  • Conflict of duties and interest
  • Duty to client
  • Duty to colleagues
  • Duty to disclose unprofessional conduct of colleagues
  • Duty to the court
  • Professional rapport, tactics and communications with colleagues
  • Witnesses



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