Legal ethics are the rules governing the conduct of all persons engaged in the practice of law, and are adopted by all Countries. Cyprus’s rules on legal ethics were coded in 1966 for the first time.
The first commitment of a Lawyer is to hold a neutral stance towards all parties and always act in good faith in order to settle a case out of Court, when and if this is possible. In the event that a case is brought in Court then the Lawyer must act with integrity, honesty and always uphold the rule of law in order to help justice being served.
All lawyers must be free to act independently and never compromise or settle for anything less than what it is in the best interest of their clients. In order to provide the best possible service to the clients, it is an imperative to work towards the protection of their individual rights and not stray. The client and his unique needs must be the central focus of everything a Lawyer does.
However, because being a Lawyer is not only a profession but also a social service work, it is essential for all persons practising law to behave in a way that maintains the trust that the public has placed in them and carry out their role in the profession in a way that encourages equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.
Lawyers must never forget that all their actions must be in compliance with their legal and regulatory obligations and in accordance with proper governance and sound financial and/or risk management principles.
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Author: Michaella Pillakouri , Lawyer