QS value: 2
QS theme: 1 Advocacy Skills, 1 Ethics, Standards and Values
Interactive?: Yes (2)
Materials and Preparation: Students will be sent an advocacy exercise a week before the event to prepare in advance of the session and will have 10 minutes to perform their exercise on the day. Students who have clearly not prepared will not be awarded a Qualifying Session. Students will discuss ethical scenarios in groups led by experienced practitioners and will aim to identify the core duties engaged within each scenario. Lunch is included.
Learning Outcomes: At the end of this Qualifying Session students will be able to:
· Recognise some strengths and weaknesses as an advocate.
· Apply feedback and improve advocacy skills.
· Identify the relevant sections of the Bar Code of Conduct applicable in specific ethical situations.
· Formulate correct courses of action in dealing with ethical situations.
Professional Statement Reference: (Access the full Professional Statement for Barristers here)
1.8 : Exercise good English language skills.
1.1 : Uphold the reputation of the Bar and observe their duty to the court in the administration of justice.
2.1 : Act with the utmost integrity and independence at all times, in the interests of justice, representing clients with courage, perseverance and fearlessness.