Timothy Dutton CBE, QC will be interviewed by Richard Coleman QC about his life in the law. Tim is a leading lawyer of his generation, both as a practitioner and as a leader of the Bar. Following a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in 1974 and motor neurone disease in 2014, Tim has become an inspiration for any lawyer facing adversity. In a conversation ranging over his distinguished career, Tim will share some personal experiences and insights concerning matters such as advocacy, the assisted dying debate, ethics, and public service.
The interviewer anticipates that an exploration of Tim’s career may throw light on some of the perennial questions for lawyers. What should my professional and personal priorities be? How do I make the correct ethical choices? How may I remain fulfilled as a lawyer and achieve my potential? And what is the measure of a successful legal career?
Practising from Fountain Court Chambers in the Temple, Tim has been ranked as the Star Individual by Chambers’ & Partners for Professional Discipline in London. As well as being a former chairman of ARDL, Tim has served as chairman of the Bar Council, Leader of the South Eastern Circuit and Head of Chambers at Fountain Chambers. In 1994, he helped to found and for the next ten years directed the South Eastern Circuit’s Advanced International Advocacy Course, affectionately known as “Keble” to the thousands of junior advocates who have benefited from it.
Richard Coleman QC practises as a barrister from Fountain Court. He has appeared in many regulatory cases over past 20 years with Tim and latterly against him.
This seminar will take place remotely, on an appropriate platform. Those signing up will be provided with a link in advance of the seminar. Please note that the seminar is open to members only and you will be asked to confirm that you are a member before joining the event