This online seminar explored common ethics that arise in criminal proceedings, including returning instructions, absconding clients and mental incapacity. Led by experienced criminal barristers, learn more about the resources and support available to you. 

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27 June 2022, 17:15 - 18:45
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About the seminar

Through presentations of main BSB Handbook rules, relevant guidance documents and discussion of case studies, this seminar covered returning intructions, absconding clients, mental incapacity and how to navigate tricky ethical situations.

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Ethical Dilemmas at the Criminal Bar

Event details

  • Improve your knowledge of key rules and guidance from the BSB Handbook;
  • Further you understanding of how to apply the rules to ethical situations that may arise in your criminal practice;
  • Learn what resources you can draw on to assist you in resolving your ethics problem; and
  • Learn how to obtain ethical support if you need it.


  • Chair: James Hines QC (Ethics Committee Vice Chair, Three Raymond Buildings)
  • Francis FitzGibbon QC (Ethics Committee Vice Chair, 23ES)
  • Caroline Carberry QC (Ethics Committee member, Furnival Chambers)
  • Steven Bailey (Ethics Committee member, Crown Prosecution Service)

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