Australia-Queensland Barristers' Conduct Rules

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Long Title: 
Bar Association of Queensland Barristers' Conduct Rules
Published/Promulgated by
Name of entity: 
Bar Association of Queensland
Type of entity: 
Professional Body
Year: 
2011
Country: 
Australia
Who is subject to this regulation?: 
Barristers/Advocates

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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