Archive for November, 2007

Consulting Law Firms

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 at 23:55

I’ve been writing about the legal profession for some time now, but usually without a view to monetizing this activity as a consultant. I am an academic and love the freedom that brings. It also means I don’t have to think too hard about my own business case: it virtually operates by default. Occasionally I […]






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Pakistan–The Shame Continues

Monday, November 12th, 2007 at 18:48

If Musharraf is being leaned on by the US, and the poodle UK, he’s conceding ground very, very grudgingly. He is still defending his coup d’etat, which is essentially indefensible. The press are chained. People arrested for protesting his dictatorial actions are still in prison. And the Supreme Court remains emasculated. Musharraf, although he will […]






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Who Defends the Rule of Law?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 at 12:43

The pictures of lawyers being beaten by police in Pakistan is both terrible and laudatory. General Musharraf’s coup d’etat is a blatant attempt to undermine the rule of law. And that is one of the very few things that keeps us sane and free. Get rid of it and we have nothing. That is why […]






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Will We Ever See the London Approach Again?

Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at 21:56

In days gone by the Bank of England knew how to step in and help ailing banks. The London Approach came to the fore in the 1970s when the secondary bank market faced collapse. The Bank was able to work with other banks to organize rescues and bailouts. No direct interference occurred but suasion and […]






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