The Ethical Capacities of New Advocates

Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Mark Sefton, Nigel J. Balmer

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther


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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherUniversity College London
Commissioning bodyAdvocacy Training Council
Number of pages102
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Lawyering
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Education
  • Professionalism

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