Session 11: The Regulation of Lawyers for Sexual Misconduct and the Inappropriate use of Social Media

28 February 2024

Speakers: Clare Dixon KC and Ben Smiley

Regulators continue to grapple with when it is and is not appropriate to take action against solicitors or barristers who are accused of misconduct in their personal life. We will look at where the law and guidance has got to on this issue before considering two areas which often sit at the boundary of professional and public life – sexual misconduct and the misuse of social media. What sort of conduct, and in what context, risks disciplinary action? If you act for or against lawyers in disciplinary matters, or have ever pressed “post” and then regretted it, then this talk is for you.

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Clare Dixon KC

Call: 2002 Silk: 2021

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