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Qualifying Session Lecture (Online)

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Speaker: George Payne Esq, Margaret McGowan-Smyth, Peter de Verneuil Smith QC and His Honour Judge Stephen Warner

Title: The Code of Conduct – guidance and pitfalls

Theme: Ethics, Standards and Values


5.45pm: Registration

6.00pm: Lecture Starts

Guests: Guests are not permitted.

Materials and Preparation: No preparation required.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this Qualifying Session students will be able to:

·         Explain the basic code of conduct for barristers and its provisions.

·         Identify how to resolve the conflict in duties between Court and Client.

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.


Students wishing to book qualifying sessions, should do so via the Online Booking System.

Specially Qualified Applicants should email the Education Services Manager.

This event is a Qualifying Session.