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Australia-NSW Barristers' Rules

Submitted by Rosebella Nyonje on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 06:02
Long Title
New South Wales Barristers' Rules
Published/Promulgated by
Name of entity
New South Wales Bar Association
Type of entity
Professional Body
Entity Contact
http://www.nswbar.asn.au/
Year
2014
Country
Australia
Who is subject to this regulation?
Barristers/Advocates
Abstract
The general purpose of these Rules is to provide the requirements for practice as a
barrister and the rules and standards of conduct applicable to barristers which are
appropriate in the interests of the administration of justice and in particular to
provide common and enforceable rules and standards which require barristers:
(a) to be completely independent in conduct and in professional standing as sole
practitioners; and
(b) to acknowledge a public obligation based on the paramount need for access
to justice to act for any client in cases within their field of practice.
The object of these Rules is to ensure that all barristers:
(a) act in accordance with the general principles of professional conduct;
(b) act independently;
(c) recognise and discharge their obligations in relation to the administration of
justice; and
(d) provide services of the highest standard unaffected by personal interest.
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