Ethical Queries Helpline

FROM time to time, barristers need guidance on ethical problems related to the Bar's Code of Conduct. For example, you may have
a question about professional embarrassment, or may need guidance if you have a clash of cases, or be uncertain, in family matters, about your duty of disclosure to the Court of information given to you in confidence by your client.

If you are able to, you should first refer to the Guidance section on the Bar Council's website and also check its list of Frequently Asked Questions.

However, if your enquiry is not covered in the Guidance or in the Frequently Asked Question section, then please contact the Bar Council’s Ethical Enquiries Team. Team members have been trained to handle all enquiries relating to the Code of Conduct. The Ethical Enquiries Team is available from 9.15am to 5.15pm. The telephone number is 020 7611 1307. Alternatively, you can send your enquiry by email: