oa De Rebus - Ethics in the attorneys' profession

Volume 1971, Issue 44
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



I'm told there is a classic story recounted at the start of every course on ethics at a certain university in this country, of a grocer who received a ten Rand note in payment for some groceries bought in his shop. Quite unwittingly he gave change as if the note was one Rand. Equally innocently the change was accepted. He found the mistake only when he was cashing up that night and then arose the great ethical question. Should he tell his partner or not?

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