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Contextualising Lawyer overcharging


Dal Pont, G, Contextualising Lawyer overcharging, Monash University Law Review, 42, (2) pp. 283-307. ISSN 0311-3140 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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The law recognises various avenues directed to controlling costs as between lawyer and client, which assume significance in the modern competitive legal market. Competition has prompted many lawyers to pursue an increasingly mercantile approach to legal practice, directed at profit maximisation. The latter reveals a tension not just with avenues to control costs but with traditional notions of professionalism. What lies at the pivot in this tension, and its ethical dimension, is the prospect of professional discipline for overcharging. Contextualised by the foregoing backdrop, this article investigates this ethical dimension, in a quest to flesh out its parameters.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Legal systems
Research Field:Civil procedure
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
UTAS Author:Dal Pont, G (Professor Gino Dal Pont)
ID Code:114634
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2017-02-22
Last Modified:2018-03-13

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