Posts Tagged ‘bar’

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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The Irish Bar, Magna Carta and the Future of Law

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 14:48

(thanks to Irish show bands) I was asked to speak to the Irish Criminal Bar Association last week in conjunction with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Why not, I thought, I’ve given around twenty talks this academic year. One more is fine. It meant I would see the new criminal courts in Dublin, designed […]






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Response to the Responses…The Cab Arrives at Its Destination…

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 16:39

(thanks to flickr) Here’s my response to the responses by the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board to our report on the cab rank rule. Working my way through 120 pages of their reaction to our report has been beyond a labour of love. See below for all relevant links to reports and responses. […]






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The Longest Taxi Ride in History!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 08:30

  (London-Sydney by Black Cab, thanks to www.motorhomeplanet.co.uk) I’ve finally written my response to the responses to the Flood-Hviid report on the Cab Rank Rule of the Bar Council by Sir Sydney Kentridge QC and the Bar Standards Board by Michael McLaren QC, Craig Ulyatt and Christopher Knowles. (Sorry for that long sentence but you […]






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Flagging down a cab or Booking a limo? The Australian View

Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 09:36

(thanks to paulickreport: note that colours are of Australian horse ‘Black Caviar’) For all the furore about the cab rank rule, including Sir Sydney Kentridge’s passing reference on “Desert Island Discs”, we forget that it isn’t always just about obnoxious individuals but often about venal and obnoxious corporations. It’s an aspect the Bar prefers to […]






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