Professional Conduct & Ethics

Understanding professional ethics 

Your professional ethics should be based on the principles of serving the interests of consumers of legal services and acting in the interests of justice with integrity and honesty. They should also be applied where your personal conduct can be linked to your profession.

Upholding strong professional ethics helps minimise risk and provides consumer confidence. The CILEx Code of Practice and the rule of law should form the basis of your Code of Ethics.

The following documents provide guidance on your ethical obligations, helping you to navigate sometimes complex and controversial ethical situations. They outline our core principles and the professional standards we expect our regulated individuals and firms to adhere to. Please bookmark this page and check regularly for updates.

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