David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 81 (4):913 - 926 (2008)
Company directors and executives seek legal advice outside the company on a regular basis. This advice is meant to be given within the context of the lawyers’ professional obligations and ethical practise. What clients may not appreciate is there is often a conflict of interest between the lawyers’ professional and ethical concerns and the legal advice business. If lawyers follow their business interests, their advice may be incomplete especially in relation to the ethical consequences of that advice. This could lead to a compromise of the clients’ commercial interests and even raise doubts in relation to the legality of the clients’ proposed course of action.
|Keywords||business ethics businessmen ethics legal advice professional ethics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Tom L. Beauchamp, Norman E. Bowie & Denis Gordon Arnold (eds.) (2008). Ethical Theory and Business. Pearson/Prentice Hall.
H. L. A. Hart (1994). The Concept of Law. Oxford University Press.
Deborah L. Rhode (ed.) (2003). Ethics in Practice: Lawyers' Roles, Responsibilities, and Regulation. OUP USA.
S. J. Stoljar (1980). Moral and Legal Reasoning. Barnes & Noble Books.
Citations of this work BETA
Richard Winter (2011). The Principled Legal Firm: Insights Into the Professional Ideals and Ethical Values of Partners and Lawyers. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 98 (2):297 - 306.
Chieh-Peng Lin, Nyan-Myau Lyau, Yuan-Hui Tsai, Wen-Yung Chen & Chou-Kang Chin (2010). Modeling Corporate Citizenship and Its Relationship with Organizational Citizenship Behaviors. Journal of Business Ethics 95 (3):357 - 372.
Similar books and articles
Bruce A. Green & Russell G. Pearce, 'Public Service Must Begin at Home': The Lawyer as Civics Teacher in Everyday Practice.
Karl J. Mackie (1989). Business Regulation, Business Ethics and the Professional Employee. Journal of Business Ethics 8 (8):607 - 616.
Richard L. Abel (2008). Lawyers in the Dock: Learning From Attorney Disciplinary Procedings. OUP USA.
Geoffrey C. Hazard (2004). Legal Ethics: A Comparative Study. Stanford University Press.
Cyrus Tata, In the Interests of Clients or Commerce? Legal Aid, Supply, Demand, and 'Ethical Indeterminacy' in Criminal Defence Work.
Suzanne le Mire (2011). Testing Times: In-House Counsel and Independence. Legal Ethics 14 (1):21-47.
Joanne Stagg-Taylor (2012). Lawyers' Business: Conflicts of Duties Arising From Lawyers' Business Models. Legal Ethics 14 (2):173-192.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #136,539 of 1,101,180 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #44,374 of 1,101,180 )
How can I increase my downloads?