The Morality of Advocacy: Hamlyn Lecture Series 2021

What are the ethics of the advocate whose task is to be argumentative, inquisitive, indignant, flattering or apologetic – as the occasion demands – on behalf of the person who pays for her voice? 

Lord Pannick QC delivers the second in the 2021 Hamlyn Lecture Series.

Date: 6pm, Wednesday 10th November

Venue: Live stream

The advocate sets out views to which he does not necessarily subscribe, on behalf of clients for whom he may feel admiration, indifference or contempt. That the independent advocate is not to be associated with the opinions or conduct of her client is fundamental to the administration of justice.

This lecture will also address counsel’s duties to the court – often difficult to apply in practice – such as the duty not to mislead.

Hamlyn Lectures 2021: The Morality of Advocacy

This event is sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales.