Sharp Practice Law and Legal Definition

Sharp practice means an unethical action especially by a lawyer using misleading statements to opposing counsel or the court. It also includes denial of oral stipulations previously made, threats, improper use of process, and trickery behavior within the rules of the law. A uniform pattern of sharp practice may result in an act of punishing by the state bar association or by the courts. A party taking advantage of a clear oversight by the opposite party in a proceeding is an example of sharp practice. A sharp practice is also referred to as unhandsome dealing.