In this article, Fahri Azzat meditates on the practise of law and the role of honour in the practise of law its economics and ethical and moral repercussions. As the article is long, we have endeavoured to break it up into three parts, which will be published daily until conclusion. The comments for the first two parts will be switched off though comments will be allowed on the third and final instalment so that interested readers can respond after having read the piece in its entirety. The full uninterrupted text will be republished on the weekend. The subtitle of the article is, ‘Contemplating the Moral and Ethical Dimensions of a Lawyer’.