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Understanding that framework the law and the code of conduct (Hybrid)

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Ashworth Centre, Lincoln's Inn

A presentation by each of two speakers (one on the law and one on the code) followed by a discussions of examples/experiences and case studies from both

Speakers: Brie Stevens-Hoare KC

Themes: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


5.45pm: Registration

6.00 pm until 7.30pm

Materials and Preparation: No preparation required

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

·         Understand the key concepts of the Equality Act 2010 (direct and indirect discrimination, protected characteristics and victimisation)

·         Understand how the Equality Act 2010 applies to both self-employed and employed barristers, and how it applies when engaging with professional and lay clients

·         Explain some of the inclusion issues which could arise during pupillage and the first three years of practice.

Professional Statement Reference: (Access the full Professional Statement for Barristers here)

2.3 : Be aware and active in the pursuit of equality and respect for diversity, not tolerating unlawful discrimination, in themselves or others.

3.3 : Respond appropriately to those from diverse backgrounds and to the needs and sensitivities created by individual circumstances.

3.4 : Treat all people with respect and courtesy, regardless of their background or circumstances.