Sunday, May 02, 2010

April Post of the Month

Professional ethics is a rare topic for a blog post (at least those blogs that I read), but it is an important subject where those of greater experience can pass on the benefit of that experience to those newer to the profession.

Which is exactly where my Post of the Month for April comes in. Marilyn Stowe passes on her wisdom in the sometimes tricky area of one's relationship with one's client. "I don’t socialise with clients", she says, "I don’t want favours; I don’t seek their friendship. That is because crossing the line can put you in a vulnerable position, and render you liable to make mistakes in your professional life. You might be tempted to take steps that otherwise you would not." Wise words indeed.

"Professional ethics: keeping your head in a difficult situation" is my Post of the Month for April 2010.

2 comments:

  1. Marilyn Stowe4 May 2010 10:38

    Thanks Very Much for this John!
    The down side of being a solicitor, is dealing with tricky situations so I hope this post helps anyone facing a difficulty. Problems can always be overcome and no-one should ever be afraid to ask for help.
    Thanks very much again,
    Marilyn

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