Module 2: Professional ethics (10 hours)

Taking the form of a training day ending in a debate around ethics, this module will fulfil the mandatory professional ethics and standards PEAT 2 outcomes. You will gain insight into issues that can arise from client confidentiality, conflict of interest and anti-money laundering obligations.

• Pre-reading (1 hour)
• Professional ethics training day (7 hours)
• Reflective essay (2 hours)

It is imperative that solicitors maintain the highest ethical standards, and as such professional ethics is a mandatory component of trainee CPD. This course will focus on key aspects that are applicable and relevant to all legal professionals, including client confidentiality, conflicts of interest and anti-money laundering. This module will be centred around preparing for and participating in an ethics debate, engaging the trainee in a task requiring critical thinking and practical application of professional ethics. The ethics module must be taken between the 9th and 24th months of your traineeship.


"The most useful element of the day for me was the breakout rooms. This allowed real, in depth, discussions to take place with fellow trainees and was as close to an actual CPD event as possible!"

2020 Trainee

"I think everybody involved was great and really accommodating for everyone’s individual circumstances. The module was easy to follow, plenty of opportunity ask questions and overall the session ran very smoothly."

2020 Trainee

"Taking part in module 2 of TCPD provided by the Law Society was a beneficial overview to the ethical responsibilities in our capacity as trainees. Our breakout rooms allowed for in-depth discussions of ethical dilemmas which progressed to a lively debate on our obligations at the end of the session."

Chloe Sockalingum, Keoghs LLP

Prices (excluding VAT)

• Modules 1 - 5 (choose four modules, one of which must be Module 2): £1,255
• Individual modules: £520 each

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If you are looking to select a single module or a selection of modules, contact To register for the complete programme, click below and select your preferred training day dates (please note that Module 2: Ethics must be one of the modules selected on the package).