Judicial Ethics (Program)
Simon O'Toole, Barrister, Inner Temple (UK) (Moderator); Honorable Lady Justice Heather Hallett, Judge of the Court of Appeal (UK); His Honour Judge Donald Cryan, Circuit Judge (UK); and Pamela Scriven, Barrister, Inner Temple (UK)
The programme will begin with a paper and then be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. The paper will discuss how judges in the UK acquire their ethical instincts in private practice and then apply them when appointed, and whether this is adequate training in judicial ethics. In particular it will examine the extent to which a judge’s ethical values should influence their discretionary judgements in a common law jurisdiction. The panel will also discuss the issue of regulation in the context of maintaining the highest standards of those appointed judges and arbitrators.
Each of the Panel is a member of the governing body of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in London. Lady Justice Hallett is a past Treasurer (past Chairman) and His Hon. Judge Cryan is the current Treasurer (Chairman) of the Inner Temple.