Archive for the ‘regulation’ Category

Fully Funded PhD Positions in Environmental Governance and Compliance

Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 16:38

(thanks to esg)My colleague, Suzanne Kingston, has just won a €1.5 million grant from the European Research Council for five years. Within it are three PhD positions and one post-doc. Here’s a brief description: This is an exciting opportunity for talented students to play an important role in a cutting-edge project at the intersection of […]

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A Brave New Regulatory World

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 17:52

  (thanks to [This is an opinion piece published in The Lawyer March 12, 2014] Can international law firm regulation keep up with the seismic legal market changes? It won’t be easy. Law is a global practice and yet its regulation is mostly domestic. There are international codes of practice such as those promulgated […]

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Are We About to See the Arrival of Multidisciplinary Practices?

Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 17:00

(Earnest Studio: Furniture Families) The “chair” above comes from a Netherlands designer, Rachel Griffin, who is a multidisciplinary designer. Her work encompasses buildings, furniture, public installations, and experimental books. I love the fact that someone can be so expressive and creative across so many forms. But imagine if each of those sectors was subject to […]

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Malodorous Regulation and Why It Should Be Reformed….

Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at 19:06

(Thanks to Ben Whishaw in Perfume) I was asked to provide a comment on Dave Edmonds call for a single regulator for legal services by the Solicitors Journal. This is what I said (only you get an extra video in this version): During a recent TEDx talk in Sydney a UNSW law lecturer friend of mine, […]

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Make Love Not War?

Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 17:06

While Sacha Baron Cohen assumed the role of Dictator at the Festival Hall yesterday, a group of legal regulators were slugging it out next door. Lord knows what would have happened if both sides met… Russell-Cooke, a big London law firm, organized a ‘debate-seminar-symposium’ on Enforcing Regulatory Standards in a Liberalised Market with Lord Neuberger […]

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