Ethics In and Out of the Court Room

1st October 2018

Jo Delahunty QC continues her lecture series at Gresham College on Thursday 4th October at 6pm.  The title of her lecture is ‘Ethics In and Out of the Court Room‘.

If you are a barrister, you will be asked ‘how can you act for someone who is guilty?’. This is just one of the ethical questions the Bar has to confront. Barristers have a Code of Ethics that governs the working relationship with the client, the court and colleagues but ethical dilemmas in practice are rarely straightforward. Do we make value judgments about our client’s culpability? Does that affect how hard we fight their case? The answer to those questions should emphatically be ‘no’.

The free lecture will take place at Barnard’s Inn Hall at 6pm.