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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  • Foreign work

    To draw barristers' attention to their obligations when appearing or providing legal services outside England or Wales.

  • Former members of Chambers

    To guide barristers on how to describe full-time members of the judiciary who are former members of Chambers

  • Gifts and presents

    To draw barristers’ attention to their professional obligations in relation to this subject

  • Graduated Fee Cases: Confiscation

    To advise criminal barristers who are instructed on behalf of a person who will or may be involved in confiscation proceedings if convicted

  • Graduated fee payment protocol

    To provide barristers with a graduated fee payment protocol for criminal work

  • Hard drive disposal

    To guide all barristers on good practice relating to the disposal of confidential material

  • IT Issues

    This section contains guidance relating to IT issues.