ETHICS - “Dishonesty and want of integrity allegations in disciplinary proceedings in the UK: the implications for the ethical standards applicable to Mauritian law practitioners”

CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Paul Ozin QC (23 Essex Chambers)

This is a big topic in the UK at the moment. Following on the heels of the recent decision of the Supreme Court in the UK in Ivey v Genting Casinos UK Ltd (t/a Crockfords Club) [2017] UKSC 67 (25/10/17) on the new for dishonesty, there had been a UK Court of Appeal Civil Division decision on the meaning of want of integrity in Solicitors Regulation Authority disciplinary proceedings: Wingate v SRA; SRA v Malins [2018] EWCA Civ 366. The first, it seems, is of great importance and general importance across the full range of proceedings in Mauritius: civil (including commercial), criminal and disciplinary. The second certainly has an impact in relation to disciplinary proceedings in Mauritius. (given that the Codes relating to both branches of the profession speak of both dishonesty and integrity, as does that of the Medical Council of Mauritius.)

Experience Level:
Law Practitioners & Legal Officers