Is There a Duty to Say That the Law Means What the Client Wants It to Mean?

The answer is surely no, except perhaps when the person receiving the legal advice is the President or Prime Minister and the subject matter is the legality of starting a war. For an excellent, if disturbing, article see “The Sketch: Legality is what the best lawyer says it is” by Simon Carr writing in Britain’s The Independent on January 28, 2010.