Professional Conduct and Ethics in Immigration Advice (Introductory)

CPD Points: 2

Length of course: 2 hours

About this course

This course was published in November 2022.

This course has been developed as a practical skills course for professionals providing immigration advice. This is particularly important for immigration lawyers who often represent vulnerable clients and are expected to conform to a high level of professional standards.

We will look at the different codes of conduct for the professional bodies regulating legal practice in the UK, including the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, the General Council of the Bar, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, the Faculty of Advocates, the Law Society of Scotland, the General Council of the Bar of Northern Ireland, and the Law Society of Northern Ireland. We will cover important professional conduct issues with examples to help demonstrate the ethical problems an advisor might encounter in the provision of immigration advice, and how to deal with them.

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Modules within this course..

  1. Introduction to professional conduct and ethics

    An introduction to professional conduct and ethics, including a general overview of the different sources.

  2. Duty not to mislead

    This module considers the duty not to mislead. This includes the duty to the Home Office and Tribunal and common examples.

  3. Duty of confidentiality

    This module covers the duty of confidentiality. This includes the duty to your client, identifying who your client is and the duty of disclosure.

  4. Conflicts of interest

    This module considers conflicts of interest. This includes examples of potential conflicts of interest which can develop and how to proceed in those circumstances, and conflicts with you, your firm or other clients.

  5. Other conduct issues

    This module considers other conduct issues which may arise. This includes the duty of candour and discrimination.

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