Is a lawyer liable for negligence in the same way as a doctor?

A doctor carries out 3 duties: he diagnoses, advises and carries out a scheme of treatment for his patient. A lawyer does the same thing; only the methods vary. As do all professionals. Shouldn't their professional negligence be measured by the same yardstick?

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How much law must a lawyer know?

There are a million laws: parliamentary acts, rules, regulations and the common law. How much law must a practising lawyer know? This question was answered when a tramcar crashed into a horse-drawn wagon. The year was 1916. Read on...

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Can a person-about to be charged-tie the Attorney General’s hands?

Can a person prevent the Attorney-General from deciding to prosecute him? The former Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre did just that. Would the courts agree? Read on ...

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25 Tips for painless Disciplinary Inquiries

You are about to investigate a fellow professional for misconduct. Is there a tried and tested way to conduct a fair - and effective - disciplinary inquiry? Read on.

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An unattainable chasm? A layman’s evidential difficulties in disciplinary proceedings

“…[O]bserve with your own eyes and not with those of others, hearken with your own ears and not with the ears of others” —‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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Should social media be weaponised to battle sexual harassment?

“The friends of God must be adorned with the ornament of justice, equality, kindness, and love. As they [the men] do not allow themselves to be the object of cruelty and transgression, in like manner they should not allow such tyranny to visit the handmaidens of God..” (Bahaullah)

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