Archive for June, 2009

Darrois–Clementi Comes to France?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 at 11:07

I went along to a presentation by Jean-Michel Darrois on his commission’s proposals to reform the French legal profession at the Law Society yesterday. It, of course, begs comparison with the Clementi Review in the UK. Darrois prefaced his remarks by saying that President Sarkozy was concerned that French lawyers weren’t as present in the […]






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Civil Justice

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 at 20:03

I went to a seminar on the decline of civil justice today where it was argued that mediation is a cheap alternative to adjudication. Here’s proof. (Thanks New Yorker)






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Straight There No Detours

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at 10:57

Avis Whyte and I have just finished an article derived from the research we did for the Bar Council on direct access to clients. It can be downloaded here. The Bar has been a referral profession for many years and now it is attempting to reconfigure itself towards direct dealings with clients. This has a […]






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We've All Felt Like This…

Monday, June 15th, 2009 at 19:43

(Thanks to the New Yorker) Play “404 Not Found” by Decal in the background, then it really works.Helps they’re Irish.






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Busy Times Ahead…

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 at 14:58

I went to the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks annual conference last Saturday. This is a precursor to my writing project over the summer, which is to complete my new book on barristers’ clerks. Barristers’ clerks were my first ever research project, so I’ve been grateful to them for setting me on the research path. (More […]






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