The qualifying session ‘Ethics – Principles & Practical Exercises’ will last 1 hour with one civil practitioner and one criminal practitioner each presenting three simple ethics problems which will be discussed with the audience who will vote on answers. This will be followed by 15 minutes for general questions from the audience on the issues raised during the session. This is not credited as an Interactive Qualifying Session.
Lecture followed by questions.
Speakers: Alex dos Santos and George Payne
Themes: Ethics Standards and Values
6 pm until 7.30pm
QS value: 1
Materials and Preparation: No preparation required
Learning Outcomes: At the end of this Qualifying Session students will be able to:
· Identify ethical issues as they arise in real-world practical situations.
· Recognise what parts of the BSB Handbook may become engaged when ethical problems arise.
· Work through ethical problems to devise potential solutions or to determine what decisions may be available by reference to the student’s professional obligations.
Professional Statement Reference: (Access the full Professional Statement for Barristers here)
1.1 : Uphold the reputation of the Bar and observe their duty to the court in the administration of justice.
1.16 : Comply with regulatory requirements set down by the Bar Standards Board, including the Code of Conduct.
2.1 : Act with the utmost integrity and independence at all times, in the interests of justice, representing clients with courage, perseverance and fearlessness.