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Code of Conduct for members of Lincoln’s Inn

A Code of Conduct for members of Lincoln’s Inn has been launched following its approval by the Inn’s Council of Benchers earlier in the year.

The Inn is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for members and employees, and the Code will help us continue to improve in this area.

The Code sets out the expectations the Inn has of its members when:

  • Representing the Inn
  • Working on the Inn’s behalf
  • Using the Inn’s collegiate facilities
  • Attending an Inn event

This year we have been celebrating the 600th anniversary of the continuous record of the Inn in the Black Books.  The Black Books show that the Inn has long set standards for the behaviour of members so it is apt that in this year we should codify the expectations that we have of our members today.

The Code applies to all members – Benchers, barristers, and students alike.

Alongside the Code you will find guidance on behaviour that is supportive of and contrary to the Code and how breaches of the Code can be reported.