Archive for November, 2012

Does Legal Education Have a Future?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 13:00

Last night I debated this topic: “Changes in Legal Education: How Should Future Generations of Lawyers be Educated?” at the KCLThinkTank Society. My fellow debaters were Derek Wood QC, Hilary Underwood, and Neil Rose. Mark Potter of the Legal Education and Training Review¬†(LETR) was in the audience. With exception of Neil and myself, both Hilary […]






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Messing Around on a Sunday….

Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at 09:00

I think these two are connected…..I used to have a dog, but now I have a trainer. And I assure you that Katy Mackay doesn’t stand around, nor do I when there are too many kettlebells in the world to swing. She makes me swing them with a vengeance.  






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Evaluating Change in the Legal Services Market

Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 12:06

(Do they look very different from the standard pictures of law firm partners?) The Legal Services Board has published two new and related papers, which everyone interested in legal services should read. The first is “Market Impacts of the Legal Services Act 2007–Baseline Report 2012“. It looks at the entire market from the perspectives of […]






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November’s a Busy Time…

Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 09:34

  Looking through my calendar since starting the Leverhulme fellowship I see November is a packed month for speaking. (Extra case of throat spray–reminder to self.) First off, I talk to the Legal Services Board about the Cab Rank Rule. Then I head off to St. Gallen University in Switzerland for a talk on globalization […]






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What the Bar Is Like–Do We Really Know?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 16:37

It’s difficult getting images of barristers that aren’t parodies of themselves. So I have put up two–one traditional (the one on the right) and one in fancy dress (on the left). OK, the one on the right is a trainee barrister being interviewed by the Guardian about wearing plaid… A couple of reasons for mentioning […]






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