The Ethical Capacities of New Advocates

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Richard Moorhead

Centre for Ethics and Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL London

Catrina Denvir

University College London

Mark Sefton

Independent

Nigel Balmer

Victoria Law Foundation; University College London

Date Written: December 5, 2015

Abstract

This report reports on an innovative, multi-method research evaluation of the ethical capacities of advocates (mainly barristers) within three years of practising with higher rights in England and Wales. It is based on survey evidence, interviews and expert assessment of responses to ethical vignettes and reveals significant weaknesses in the cohort of advocates assessed.

Keywords: Professional Ethics, Lawyers, Advocates

Suggested Citation

Moorhead, Richard Lewis and Denvir, Catrina and Sefton, Mark and Balmer, Nigel, The Ethical Capacities of New Advocates (December 5, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2849698

Richard Lewis Moorhead (Contact Author)

Centre for Ethics and Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL London ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Catrina Denvir

University College London ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Mark Sefton

Independent ( email )

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Nigel Balmer

Victoria Law Foundation ( email )

5/43 Hardware Lane
Melbourne, 3000
Australia
3000 (Fax)

University College London

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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