Mark Neale’s blog discusses the key debate around whether ethical lawyers should avoid certain clients on public interest grounds and whether the regulator should police the profession’s choice of client. It emphasizes that lawyers, especially barristers, are not just there to do their clients’ bidding, right or wrong. Read the full story here.
This open letter discusses the need for lawyers to be officers of the court first and foremost before their role as commercial facilitators. Gilbert emphasises the importance of ethical behaviour, and warns against financial incentives which might impede this. He also implores other lawyers to become roles models. Read the full story here.