Vol. 5 No. 2 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs
Articles

AN ANALYSIS OF THE JUDICIAL INTERPRETATION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT OF ADVOCATES IN PAKISTAN

Published 2022-06-29

Abstract

This paper emphasizes on the remarks of the judges of theSupreme Court of Pakistan and different High courts given in the landmark cases on the disciplinary issues against the advocates. These verdicts cover all significant spheres from the meaning and duties of the advocate to the functions, canons of professional conduct and etiquette of advocate, misconduct, confidentiality, breach of promise, honesty and integrity of the advocates, concealment of facts , fee, fraud, contempt of court, professional requirements for practicing license to the trust, fiduciary relationship and respect of the advocates. Code of conduct of advocates is covered by the umbrella of legal ethics in Pakistan. All disciplinary issues against the advocates are adjudicated in the light of legal ethics which provide a sound basis for the understanding and enforceability of the code of conduct of the advocates.