The most important are as follows: Is self-regulation crucial to the survival of the legal profession? Why? What fundamental philosophical principles govern ideas of professional conduct? For the first time in English and Welsh history,Boon and Levin systematically address these questions. Are the present codes regulating solicitors and barristers consistent with these principles? These issues are of interest to everyone concerned with the dynamics of the justice system in England and Wales. Some argue that the legal professions codes of conduct are a hotchpotch of rules without any clear ethical basis. And, looking forward, are they appropriate when the legal profession faces radical social, political and economic change? Self regulation and high ethical standards are considered the distinguishing and defining characteristics of the legal profession. Without an independent legal profession, is justice possible?... Yet they are under attack from the state and the public.