BIC Showcase: if the client wants it and it’s legal, what’s the problem?

Wednesday 8 November 2023

This panel discussion examines the ongoing debate within the legal profession regarding the interpretation of the rule of law. The traditional "thin" interpretation emphasises the lawyer's primary duty to the client, ensuring legal representation within the bounds of the law. Conversely, the emerging "thick" interpretation advocates for a broader responsibility, considering the public interest and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues in advising and representing clients.