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Professional Ethics and the Law

August 13, 2020 @ 12:30 - 14:00 UTC+2

Virtual Virtual Event
32 £


  • Professional Ethics in Practice
  • Fundamentals of the Solicitor-Client Relationship
  • Confidentiailty
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Duties to the Court
  • Duties to Other Solicitors


Bruce Ritchie will talk about a range of ethical and practical issues on the matters below, using some anonymised examples that he advised solicitors about during his 20 years experience as head of the Professional Practice team at the Law Society of Scotland. A Q & A session will follow during which participants can raise professional practice matters whether or not they have been covered in the talk.

  • Deciding whether to Act
  • Confidentiality
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Duties to the Court and to Expert Witnesses
  • Duties to Other Lawyers and to Other Parties
  • Withdrawing from Acting


This Zoom webinar is aimed at all solicitors and trainees from all areas of the law.


Bruce Ritchie, former Director of Private Practice in the Law Society of Scotland. Mr Ritchie is also the co-author of “Law, Practice and Conduct for Solicitors” which is widely considered to be the definitive guide for Professional Practice and Conduct.


August 13, 2020
12:30 - 14:00 UTC+3
32 £
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