Ethics on Friday: Ethical dilemmas in advocacy

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CPD Points 1

Competency
  • C3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility (1)

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Ethical dilemmas in advocacy is essential for all litigation and dispute resolution practitioners.

What is the difference between witness preparation and witness coaching? Legal Profession Conduct Rule 39 concerns how practitioners discuss a prospective witnesses’ evidence, but in some ways, raises more questions than it answers.

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Ethics on Friday: Ethical dilemmas in advocacy

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

Course Summary

Ethical dilemmas in advocacy is essential for all litigation and dispute resolution practitioners.

Course Details

Craig Slater discusses the various conduct rules relating to advocacy and, in particular, duties in relation to:

  • Duty of accuracy and gathering sufficient evidence to found a serious allegation
  • Independence
  • Witnesses statements and integrity of evidence
  • Correcting the record
  • Obligations to colleagues
  • Negotiations and mediations
  • Undertakings
  • Dealings with insured witnesses