Professional ethics are principles that govern the behaviour of professionals or professional groups in a work environment. This may include rules on how a person should act towards other people and institutions in such an environment etc.

Professional Ethics

This explainer discusses the professional ethics and duties of various people/professionals. This includes doctors, clinical psychologists, advocates etc. who are all governed by a set of laws specific to the profession.


Can a complaint be filed against an advocate in a consumer court?

Can doctors employed in government services run private clinics?

Can an architect solicit/advertise for work?

How does the law ensure that a doctor does not unfairly favour a Pharmaceutical Company or Allied Health Sector Industry while treating patients?

Can advocates take up other employment opportunities other than law?

Can advocates be teachers in a law college?

Can a nurse issue a medical certificate?

Can clinical psychologists issue medical certificates?

Can a person practice architecture without getting registered under the Architects Act?

Can an advocate represent a family member in a civil suit or criminal case?

Can an architect be held liable for building collapses and illegal structures?

Can nurses provide medicines or change the prescription of medication without doctor’s orders?

What is attorney-client privilege?

Can doctors advertise their services?

What are the qualifications of a registered medical practitioner?