Archive for the ‘lawyers’ Category

Legal Education in England & Wales and Germany: New Paper

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 09:33

Anna Mountford-Zimdars, Kings Learning Institute, Kings College London, and I have written a new paper on legal education in England & Wales and Germany focusing on barristers’ education and German advocates. It’s here on SSRN. Here’s the abstract: This paper explores the relationship¬†between legal practice and type of university attended and degree course¬†studied for English […]






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Solicitors from Hell Don’t Go Away….

Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 13:14

Four years ago I came out of the BBC after a heated radio discussion with the former CEO of the Law Society, Des Hudson, about the website Solicitors from Hell. He was furious with the website for defaming lawyers while I said it’s a manifestation of a feeling among the public that you should tackle: […]






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How Foreign Lawyers Failed to Colonise India

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 10:59

  Recently the big corporate law firm of Amarchand Mangaldas split between two brothers, Cyril and Shardul Shroff. The settlement is published above. The division allowed outsiders in to the strange world of Indian law firms, generally private and very profitable. Although the number of corporate law firms in India is small they are powerful. […]






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Law Set Free…?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 09:00

  Liverpool Street Station Installation Several years ago when I began tracking the changes in the legal services market, new types of law firm (or practice) were forming. Some were virtual, others were dispersed without formalised, central offices and some were not even law firms in the traditional sense but companies that offered legal services. […]






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Harvey Miller RIP

Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 21:45

(thanks to New York Times) The New York Times reported the death of Harvey Miller at 82 from Lou Gehrig’s disease. E.H. Carr who wrote a little book called “What is History?” years ago in the 1960s argued against the great man version of history or otherwise the theory of Cleopatra’s Nose (on the basis […]






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