What is the essence of the conduct of an attorney?
The essence of the conduct of an attorney was expressed in very clear terms by Sir Thomas Lund CBE when he said: “You may well ask for a short summary of a solicitor’s duties. I suppose really it is the old principle of `do unto others as you would they should do unto you’.
Can a solicitor place his own interests before his duties?
Nor should he place his own interests before the professional duties he has agreed to assume. The essence of the conduct of an attorney was expressed in very clear terms by Sir Thomas Lund CBE when he said: “You may well ask for a short summary of a solicitor’s duties.
What is the Code of Conduct for legal practice?
813 Legal Practice Act (28/2014), as amended: Amendment to Code of Conduct published in terms of section 97(1)(b) of the Act: Call for comment 42127
Can a court impose costs other than attorney’s fees?
(d) Costs; Attorney’s Fees. (1) Costs Other Than Attorney’s Fees. Unless a federal statute, these rules, or a court order provides otherwise, costs—other than attorney’s fees—should be allowed to the prevailing party. But costs against the United States, its officers, and its agencies may be imposed only to the extent allowed by law.
When is a statute presumed to be severable?
A statute is presumed to be severable. o If part of a statute is ruled unconstitutional, the unconstitutional part should be “severed” and the remaining law should still be enforced, if possible. o R.C. 1.50.
When to use an arbitrator to determine a reasonable fee?
An arbitrator is sometimes called upon to determine the amount of reasonable fees to be awarded to an attorney. This situation arises most commonly when the attorney has failed to obtain a written agreement with the client, or when the written agreement between the parties does not comply with the requirements of Bus.
Do you have to pay your opponent’s attorney’s fees?
In the United States, the rule (called the American Rule) is that each party pays only their own attorneys’ fees, regardless of whether they win or lose. Even so, exceptions exist. Keep reading to learn when you might be responsible for your opponent’s attorneys’ fees.