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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  • Maternity/Paternity/Parental Leave

    To advise all barristers/chambers before or after a family career break

  • Media Comment

    Assisting barristers in deciding whether and when they may express a personal opinion to or in the media, with a particular focus on comments about anticipated or current proceedings in which they have acted or expect to act (a situation in which personal comments to the media were previously prohibited)

  • Mind Toolkit

    Toolkit for advocates and prosecutors dealing with witnesses with mental distress

  • Mini-Pupils: Implications for your Practice

    To address issues arising when mini-pupils are taken on

  • Mobile device security

    To guide all barristers on good practice relating to mobile device security

  • Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

    To draw barristers’ attention to their obligations in relation to countering money laundering and terrorist financing, and to make practical suggestions in that regard