The Ethics of Demands and Complaints

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$149.00

CPD Points 1.5

Competency
  • C3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility (1.5)

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The Ethics of Demands and Complaints

Craig Slater is a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers where he specialises in commercial litigation.

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What is the line between a forceful demand and misconduct?

This seminar will look at the obligations to frame communications with others in civil terms, the benefits of doing so and the downside where emotion directs the style and derails the content.

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What is the line between a forceful demand and misconduct?

A well crafted demand setting out the facts on which it is based, the remedy required and a clear timetable for actions or consequences is powerful, but clients often want shock and awe.

This seminar will look at the obligations to frame communications with others in civil terms, the benefits of doing so and the downside where emotion directs the style and derails the content. Hear lessons from recent professional misconduct cases addressing the obligation of courtesy.

Learn how to:

  • avoid blurring the lines between a forceful demand and misconduct;
  • get an insight from the latest case law.
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