Archive for April, 2012

Flying Home from Law Without Walls 2012…

Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 17:32

(thanks to New Yorker)   Some of the presentations given at Law Without Walls 2012 would have gone down fabulously at TED.






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Time to Cut the Silken Thread

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 13:55

(thanks to swatman67) Here is the op-ed piece I’ve published in The Lawyer today on the end of Queen’s Counsel. Time to cut the silken thread 9 April 2012   The QC system should be done away with, and the legal services market brought into the 21st century It’s time we got rid of the […]






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The Global Context of Re-Regulation the Legal Services Market

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 17:56

The Leverhulme Trust has kindly awarded me a research fellowship for the next two years. The Trust says this about its approach to research: The approach of the Leverhulme Trust can be characterised simply as: Tell us (in plain language) what research you want to do, and why it is compelling, and if that sounds […]






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If It’s Easter, It’s Conference Season…..

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 12:58

(thanks to New Yorker) This is what I’m dreading over the next few weeks…..






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The Legal Services Act Takes Off in the US?

Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 09:00

  (Concatenation by silentmute, with thanks) There has been an interesting concatenation of events recently. The first Alternative Business Structures (ABS) were licensed this week with the Cooperative Legal Services (=Tesco Law) among them. Rather more prosaically and conservatively the New York State Bar Association finally decided to prohibit US law firms from taking external […]






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