Students will be sent a Case Analysis exercise and Ethical Scenarios a week in advance to prepare. Students will go through the case in groups led by experience practitioners, identifying the strong and weak points of the case. During the ethics session, students will discuss the scenarios in groups and aim to identify the core duties engaged within each scenario.
Registration: 9:45 am
Start: 10:15 am
Finish: 2:15 pm
QS value: 2
QS theme: 1 Advocacy Skills, 1 Ethics, Standards and Values
Materials and Preparation:
Students will be sent exercises a week before the event to prepare in advance of the session. Students who have clearly not prepared will not be awarded a Qualifying Session. Students will discuss a case analysis and ethical scenarios in groups led by experienced practitioners. The Case Analysis will explore the preparation of a case. The Ethics session will aim to identify the core duties engaged within each scenario. Lunch is included.
Learning Outcomes:The aim of the Case Analysis & Ethics Day understand the significance of ethical decision making in ethical situations and acknowledge mitigating and aggravating factors within cases. Students will learn about identifying core duties and relevant sections of the Bar Code of Conduct and how to apply them to specific ethical situations. The day will also focus on being able to identify, evaluate and apply the key principles of case analysis methodology. The workshop will also help students 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.