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Workshop | Ethics [ONLINE]

Tuesday 25th of January 2022 18:00

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Sherrard Room


18:00 - 19:30

Expected to end at approx. 20:30

Event Details

This session is now happening fully online via Zoom.

Ethics – in practical terms, compliance with requirements of BSB Handbook and especially the Code of Conduct – at heart of what we do as professionals – not some technical or academic add on.

You WILL come across ethical problems – the more junior you are the more often they will arise with no warning at the last minute – stranded in some far away court.

You MUST be able to identify a problem and think it through and ask for advice. There may not be a right answer but it is better to have thought it through and done something than not to have noticed it.

You WILL find different duties often pull in different directions and what you have to do may be counter-intuitive.

This workshop will be led by:

  • Master Jeremy Nicholson
  • Master Andrew Onslow
  • Master Helen Khan
  • Judy Khan QC
  • Vincent Coughlin

Details of the preparation required in advance of this session is now available for those who have booked a ticket, you can download the material using the link at the top of this page. Please ensure that you prepare in good time.

The Inn runs this workshop on multiple occasions each year.  You are only permitted to attend this training once.  If you book this event having already attended a previous session your booking will be cancelled by the Education Department. If you book onto more than one of these sessions, all but one of your bookings will be cancelled by the Education Department.

Who can Attend

This event is for student members only.

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Outcomes:

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Recognise the core duties that are engaged in particular equality and diversity situations.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of when and how to challenge any lack of equal opportunity.
  • Analyse practical scenarios and formulate steps which promote equality and diversity .

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the Professional Statement:

  • 1.1 / 1.5 / 1.10 / 1.16 / 1.17
  • 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 2.6
  • 3.3 / 3.4

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

QS Feedback

If you have any feedback on a QS you have attended or have any suggestions for future sessions, please contact the education department on

Bookings and Cancellations

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 12:00 two working days before the event.  


Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend by emailing

Click here to view our Bookings and Cancellation Policies

Data Protection & Photography

Please be aware that photography, audio and video recording may take place at our events. These may be used for promotional purposes by the Inn, including in printed publications, on our website, and on our social media accounts. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken or to have images of you used, please alert the EducationTeam at the start of the event. We are unable to guarantee that you will not be included in the background of photographs that are being taken. Contact: 020 7427 4800,

All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.