Professional Practice and Ethics

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The Bar Council has published several documents to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics.

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  • Disability access - making chambers accessible

    To guide all barristers/chambers on disability access to their chambers

  • Disclosure of unhelpful material in family proceedings (children)

    To guide family barristers whose case includes material that is unhelpful to their client

  • Discounted Fixed Fees

    To advise barristers when they are asked to accept incomplete or discounted fees

  • Discriminatory Instructions

    To guide all barristers in how to respond to discriminatory instructions

  • Documents disclosed to Counsel by mistake

    Issues to consider when documents are disclosed to Counsel by mistake

  • Dual-capacity practice protocol

    To advise existing and prospective dual-capacity barristers regarding the rS18 requirement to agree a protocol with their employers or authorised bodies before undertaking dual-capacity practice, which sets out how potential conflicts of interest will be dealt with and avoided

  • Dyslexia: Supporting Colleagues, Pupils and Students

    Provides an overview of dyslexia and how it affects individuals; provides information to barristers with dyslexia (including pupils), pupil supervisors, chambers and other members of the Bar; explains what pupil supervisors and chambers can do to support individuals with dyslexia to achieve their potential; and gives an overview of legal and regulatory requirements which individual barristers, and chambers, must comply with (although it does not provide legal advice or guidance).