ANSWER SHEET Student ID 1161102265 Subject Code UPP4712 Section / Group L1 Lecturer Name Mr. Maran Page1 | 20 QUESTION* MARKS* HONESTY PLEDGE I pledge on my honour that I will neither give nor receive any unauthorised aid on the examination. I will not copy, exchange or share my answers of this examination from/with other person(s) during this examination. By accepting this pledge, I acknowledge that as a student of Multimedia University, I am expected to conduct myself in a manner that exemplifies honesty, integrity, and good character. Muhammad Asim ………………………(Student‟s Signature)1A 2 3 4 TOTAL* *for Lecturer usage.YOUR ANSWER BEGINS HERE. QUESTION 1A Based on the scenario that has narrated the actions of a lawyer, Yoon Chai, it is of utmost importance for one to be able to critically analyse his actions and whether it is in accordance with the existing laws governing the legal profession. Despite the fact that Yoon Chai‟s firm is renowned for its performance in the practice of civil and criminal litigation, an ethical perspective must be invoked in the process of evaluating the decisions made by Yoon Chai in several instances. One of several serious matters which may be raised against Yoon Chai‟s actions would be his decision to reveal the nature of international transactions made by a known dignitary to a person from a newspaper company, or in other words, the masse media.
ANSWER SHEET Student ID 1161102265 Subject Code UPP4712 Section / Group L1 Lecturer Name Mr. Maran Page2 | 20 Assuming that the dignitary is in proximity with a client who has imposed trust and confidence in a solicitor, the Legal Profession (Practice & Etiquette) Rules (hereby will be referred to as “the said Rules”), which was formulated to regulate the conduct of members of the legal profession, may be cited in this argument. Rule 25 of the said Rules state that an Advocate and Solicitor shall disclose all circumstances to the client of his relation to the parties, any interest in connection with the controversy is included as well. This is further supplemented by Rule 35 which states that an Advocate and Solicitor shall not abuse the confidence reposed in him by the client. Dignitaries are individuals or persons of high authority and may at all relevant times possess information that is strictly confidential in nature relating to matters such as shares, land dealings et cetera. The sensitivity of this sort of information, which, if irresponsibly managed by the advocate and solicitor may lead to extreme financial losses that could potentially be suffered by the client. This would then lead to the assertion that Yoon Chai has breached his duty as an advocate and solicitor in the context of his pre-existing duty towards his client by revealing confidential information that may be potentially damaging towards a client‟s own reputation and/or financial position. Reference may also be made to the Cab Rank Rule under Rule 2 of the Legal Profession (Practice & Etiquette) Rules 1978, which will be briefly discussed. Under this legal doctrine that has been