Bar Council welcomes Chinese public policy delegation to discuss the code of conduct and ethics of the profession

  • China Interest Group
  • People’s Political Consultative Conference

A delegation from the People’s Political Consultative Conference visited the Bar Council in late November. The organisation’s members are drawn from a wide range of professional sectors across China and there research informs government policy on politics, economics and social issues. The delegation included representatives of the judiciary, procuratorate and All China Lawyers’ Association.

The group’s visit to various legal sector organisations in England to explore the ethics of the various branches of the legal professions was organised by the Great Britain China Centre. The delegation were met by the China Interest Group Chairman, Adrian Hughes QC, Fenner Moeran of the Professional Practice Committee and James Woolf, Ethics and Training Manager at the Bar Council. After an outline of the code of conduct and ethics system was given, a lively discussion was had regarding disclosure of evidence in criminal trials and the ethical obligations of a criminal defence barrister.