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CELs research leads to ethics rethink at the Bar

Research by Professor Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Nigel Balmer and Mark Sefton for the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) has, in part at least, prompted a review of ethics teaching for new advocates. The Bar Standards Board announced plans to review the way ethics is taught and assessed during the vocational stage (currently the Bar Professional Training Course) as part of a broader package of training reform. The Bar Council, in submitting its response to the BSB’s consultation on training for barristers suggested the research showed that the ethics education on the BPTC was not fit for purpose. ICCA is also improving its support for the New Practitioner Programme based on the research. You can read the research here. The research examined the knowledge and skills demonstrated by advocates in practice within three years of qualifying. It was funded by the Legal Education Foundation.


Published: Apr 4, 2017 4:19:03 PM

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.

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

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