At this Qualifying Session students willl be given an introduction to ethics at the bar and will explore why ethics are so fundamental to being a barrister and what kinds of ethical issues are likely to arise in the early years of practice.
Lecture followed by questions.
Speakers: Margaret McGowan Smyth and Jennifer Jones
Themes:Ethics, Standards & Values
6 pm until 7.30pm
QS value: 1
Materials and Preparation: No preparation required
The aim of this Qualifying Session is for students to identify ethical issues as they arise in real-world practical situations and how to work through them. To then be able to devise potential solutions or to determine what decisions may be available 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.