Law, Practice & Conduct for Solicitors
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Author: Professor Alan Paterson; Bruce Ritchie
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Format: Book
Status: Coming Soon

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This is the definitive source for those seeking guidance on the rulesconcerning solicitors practice, conduct and discipline in Scotland.  It offers an examination of the rationalebehind the rules and their practical application. The authors explore thecentral features of ethical procedure and practice, placing this diverse yetdistinctive subject into context and providing a narrative explanation of theprocess involved.

This2nd Edition covers all major updates in this area, many due to theLegal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 and the Legal Services (Scotland)Act 2010.

  • Provides a full examination of the standards of professional conduct
  • Includes a comprehensive set of practical examples, featuring conflict of interest and confidentiality issues amongst others
  • Contains a detailed section on Proceeds of Crime, including mortgage fraud
  • Comprehensively covers professional ethics and fiduciary duties

Professor Alan Paterson is Director of the Centre for Professional Legal Studies at the University of Strathclyde.

Bruce Ritchie headed The Law Society of Scotland’s Professional Practice Department for twenty years.