Book Review: Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations
10 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2016
Date Written: Fall 2003
This interesting book, written by two English law professors, surveys the major legal ethics issues facing barristers and solicitors in England and Wales today. The authors argue that a serious crisis of morale afflicts these legal professions. They blame this crisis not only on obvious economic and institutional pressures, but also on certain philosophical ideas that underlie common law legal ethics traditions. The book is particularly interesting in presenting material for comparative analysis. The U.S. reader's patience in sticking with this book until its final, most revelatory chapter will be rewarded with insights into the subtle ways in which debates about progressive legal ethics reform can take diverse directions even in countries with shared common law traditions.
Keywords: legal ethics, in the United Kingdom
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