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Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations

Donald Nicolson and Julian Webb


Ethics and regulation have become catchwords of the late 1990s, yet relatively little has been written about the ethical discourse and regulation of the legal professions in England and Wales. This book represents the first attempt to subject the ethical discourse of the English legal professions to in-depth analysis and sustained critique. Drawing on insights from moral philosophy, social theory, the sociology of the legal profession, public law theories of regulation, and the extensive American literature on lawyers' ethics, it argues that, in seeking to provide definitive answers to particu ... More

Keywords: ethics, regulation, moral philosophy, social theory, legal ethics, public law, professionalism, human dignity, autonomy, equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198764717
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Nicolson, author
University of Strathclyde

Julian Webb, author
University of Westminster