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Welcome to my website. Here you will find information on me, my research and publications. I am Professor (Research) of Law and Society at Griffith University School of Law, Queensland, Australia. I was the inaugural Director of the Law Futures Centre.

My website makes most of my publications available for free download in PDF format. Most of my new work now goes on SSRN.com.

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Latest Publications

Trust, Anarcho-Capitalism, Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings with Lachlan Robb available at SSRN.com

The Relative Weight of Subject Knowledge and Type of University Attended: A Comparison of Law Higher Education in England and Germany with Anna Mountford-Zimdars available at SSRN.com

Theories of Law Firm Globalization in the Shadow of Colonialism: A Cultural and Institutional Analysis of English and Indian Corporate Law Firms in the 20th and 21st Centuries available at SSRN.com

The Cab Rank Rule: Its Meaning and Purpose in the New Legal Services Market available, along with responses by the Bar, at Legal Services Board

Legal Education in the Global Context: Challenges from Globalization, Technology and Changes in Government Regulation Report for the Legal Services Board available at Legal Services Board

Straight There No Detours: Direct Access to Barristers (with A. Whyte) Full Report for the Bar Council available at SSRN.com

Report on International Approaches to the Defence of Indigent Persons in Criminal Cases for Lord Carter's Review of Legal Aid Procurement available at SSRN.com

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  1. New Move on 10th November 2016
    I am moving to a new post in October. I shall be Professor and Director of the Law Futures Centre at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. I will remain an Honorary Professor of Law at UCL and a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Westminster. I enjoyed my time at UCD as the McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business but this opportunity was too good to pass up.
  2. Legal Ethics in Transnational Practice on 26th February 2014
    I'm part of a debate at the Georgetown Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London at Swan House, 37-39 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6AA on March 5 at 4pm to 6pm. All welcome. Please RSVP to np396@law.georgetown.edu.
  3. New Book: What Do Lawyers Do? on 1st December 2013
    My new book, "What Do Lawyers Do? An Ethnography of a Corporate Law Firm", has initially been launched on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in Kindle format. The hardback and paperback formats are also available.

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