A solicitor’s commitment to behaving ethically is at the heart of what it means to be a solicitor. The Law Society supports solicitors in recognising and handling difficult professional situations and making choices which can be substantiated by reference to the SRA Code of Conduct.
- Ethics involves making a commitment to acting with integrity and honesty in accordance with widely recognised moral principles.
- Ethics will guide a professional towards an appropriate way to behave in relation to moral dilemmas that arise in practice.
- Ethics is based on the principles of serving the interests of consumers of legal services and of acting in the interests of the administration of justice, in which, in the event of a conflict, acting in the interests of the administration of justice prevails.