Selections from Reviews
The book is extensively referred
to in books on the ethics of the various professions, for example
Professional Conduct for Lawyers and Judges (Canada)
by Beverley G. Smith (Maritime Law Book Ltd. 1998) pages 6-12.
See also Code of Ethics of the Canadian Bar Association;
Code of Ethics Online Project, Illinois Institute of
'The intellectual consultant professions
in the fields of health, rights and property are the ones he worries
about, and he upholds. without question the importance of their
independence, impartiality, freedom from conflicting interests
and ability to give the consumer a choice.' - The Guardian.
'His vigorous defence of the professions and their standards
comes at a time when the professions have been under increasing
attack, particularly from sociologists and economists. - The
'There is no need for a study of "Professional Ethics" to be
dull. I am led to this conclusion by reading F. A. R. Bennion's
book . . . some of the brighter passages reflect the cheerful
and human personality which Mr. Bennion revealed when he introduced
the book to a Press conference . . .' - Local Government Chronicle.
'Mr. Bennion successfully undertakes a searching examination
of an unexplored field, that of the philosophy, practice and code
of professional conduct. The book is well-timed.' - Estates
'It is intellectually. astringent, exceedingly well written and
deals with a matter of great importance at a time when bureaucratic
encroachment in professional affairs is increasing and excellence
needs to be safeguarded.' - Nursing Times.
'. . . the publication of this forthright and balanced book
is greatly to be welcomed . . . Mr. Bennion's book is one
which professional men, and particularly lawyers, should read
and reflect over.' - The Law Society's Gazette.
'This is a spirited, well-written and fully documented defence
of the professions and in particular of their codes of conduct
. . . the style is clear, the argument pungent, the use of quotations
apt; and it is unusual to find a book which, like this one, is
as readable as it is erudite.' - Chartered Surveyor.
'As an exposition of professional codes and rules of conduct
in general, it should prove a valuable work of authoritative reference
. . .' - Building. '. . . a useful and timely book.' - The
'We welcome the appearance of this book, the fruits of what must
have been prodigious labours on the part of the author.' - Solicitors'