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Professor Iris Chiu appointed Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore

Iris Chiu was appointed Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore in January 2017. She delivered a keynote address at the Centre for Banking and Financial Law on 2 February 2017 on the regulatory implications of fintech developments in financial products, services and marketplaces. The lecture was attended by over 400 legal practitioners in Singapore. Please follow the link below to access the full paper: More...

Published: Feb 7, 2017 12:45:54 PM

Rolls Royce Service – risk, compliance, and ethics – where were the lawyers?’, Professor Richard Moorhead in Legal Business

Professor Richard Moorhead, Vice Dean (Research), Professor of Law and Professional Ethics, Chair of Law and Professional Ethics at UCL Faculty of Laws, discusses the role of lawyers relating to the DPA involving Rolls Royce in Legal Business. More...

Published: Jan 26, 2017 12:47:47 PM

Study on the Ethical Identity of Law Students

Study finds reduced ethical inclinations on part of law students. Richard Moorhead who has led a study on the ethical identities of law students finds that (a) an unhealthy minority of law students would falsify time sheets for a bonus; (b) female students have healthier ethical identities than male students and (c) business oriented law students have weaker ethical identities. Read all about it here.
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Published: Nov 2, 2016 1:06:55 PM

CEL Makes Submission to Parliament Committee

The Centre for Ethics & Law made a submission to the Parliament Committee Inquiry into Corporate Governance on 25 Oct 2016. More...

Published: Nov 2, 2016 1:02:10 PM

Research on the ethical knowledge and skills acquired by new advocates from the UCL Centre for Ethics and Law published this week by The Inns of Court College of Advocacy


New research, prepared by the Centre for Ethics and Law (CEL) and carried out by members of both the CEL and UCL Laws, for the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (formerly The Advocacy Training Council), has been released with the aim of informing, through independent research and evidence, the development of ethics training by professional bodies and specialist practitioner groups.

Through a survey of 349 advocates, including barristers, solicitors and Chartered Legal Executive Advocates, and 77 interviews, the research, carried out by Professor Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Nigel Balmer of UCL Laws and Mark Sefton, an independent consultant,  garnered views on ethical training and interviews assessed how new advocates would respond to a set of ethical problems. In this way we were able to test the ethical capacities of new advocates with realistic problems assessed by experts from practice. The survey also considered advocates’ values and their influence on ethical decision making.

Professor Richard Moorhead said:

“Testing professional competence and ethicality and learning from those findings is an important part of professional development. In my view, this research emphasises the need for professional training and mentoring in ethics to be strengthened beyond the professional courses and training on entry.”

Read the full report.




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Published: Oct 4, 2016 2:55:25 PM

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