Students will discuss ethical scenarios in groups led by experienced practitioners and will aim to identify the core duties engaged within each scenario.
QS value: 1
QS theme: Ethics, Standards and Values
Materials and Preparation:
Students will be sent three ethical scenarios to consider in advance. Students should think about what should be done in each scenario and identify the code duties that come into play. Students will be expected to take part in the discussion at the workshop. Students who have clearly not prepared will not be awarded a Qualifying Session.
The aim of this Ethics Qualifying Session is to grasp the significance of ethical decision making in ethical situations. 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 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)
1.1 : 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.