3. Fundamental ethical duties

(1) Lawyers must have regard to and apply the following fundamental ethical duties that underpin all aspects of their legal practice:
(a) uphold the rule of law and the proper administration of justice;
(b) act with honesty, integrity and fairness;
(c) deliver legal services competently, diligently and as promptly as reasonably possible;
(d) maintain their independence; and
(e) act in the best interests of each client.