Legal Practitioners Act
Legal Practitioners (Professional Conduct) Rules, 2013
Statutory Instrument 59 of 2013
- Commenced on 29 July 2013
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 2014.]
1. CitationThese Rules may be cited as the Legal Practitioners (Professional Conduct) Rules, 2013.
2. InterpretationIn these Rules—“Act” means the Legal Practitioners Act;“court” means all courts and tribunals established by law for the administration of justice in Seychelles;“legal practitioner” means—(a)an attorney-at-law practising in Seychelles;(b)a person permitted to appear and practise in courts or tribunals or other institutions established by law for the administration of justice pursuant to sections 12 and 13 of the Act;(c)a pupil; and(d)a person authorised under section 13A of the Act.
3. ApplicationThese Rules apply to all legal practitioners.
4. Overriding duty to uphold the rule of law
5. Relationship with clients
6. Relationship with other legal practitioners and members of the public
7. Accepting instructions
8. Personal responsibility for appearing and acting on behalf of clients
9. Keeping clients informed
10. Client confidentiality
11. Avoiding conflicts of interest
12. Dealing with client money and other property
13. Prohibition on excessive or unfair charging
14. Conduct of litigation
15. Duty to maintain independence in litigation
16. Duty to inform client about alternatives to litigation
17. Duty to prevent abuses of court process
18. Withdrawal from litigation
19. Termination of legal services
20. Public conduct and advertising
21. Breach of RulesAny breach of these Rules shall constitute professional misconduct for the purposes of section 10 of the Act and the Legal Practitioners (Disciplinary measures and Reinstatement) Rules.
22. Reporting misconduct
History of this document
29 July 2013