Ethics, professionalism and judgment
- 05 October 2017
- 12.30pm - 2:00pm (registration and lunch provided from 12.00pm)
- 5 Chancery Lane, London, EC4A 1BL
- Entry: Free
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has recently been focusing on ethics and their Competence Statement, which the SRA says defines the continuing competence that it requires from all solicitors (both in-house and in private practice), came into force last year. In a clear message to the profession, the SRA has placed “Ethics, professionalism and judgment” as the first requirement in the Competence Statement.
The SRA’s recent “A Question of Trust” campaign also sought views from the public and profession on what values and standards they expect solicitors to meet.
In our latest roundtable for GC’s and COLPs in professional services firms, we will discuss this campaign covering key points such as:
- What do we mean by “acting ethically” in the context of practice and how does it differ from “compliance”?
- Does the current public mood on what is right or wrong influence our judgment, and should it do so?
- What are the tensions between what clients of professional services firms want and the ethical requirements of practice?
- And in light of Malins v SRA, is there a difference between dishonesty and a lack of integrity, and to what standard of proof should proceedings against those who transgress be held?
If you would like to register for the event or have any questions, please contact Elliot.Leech@lewissilkin.com