Posts Tagged ‘globalisation’

Professions and Narratives: Can They Reconstruct Their Futures

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 05:51

(thanks cvtnews.ca) I have put up new paper on SSRN titled: “Professions and Professional Service Firms in a GlobalContext: Reframing Narratives“. The abstract reads: Professions are changing rapidly and profoundly as new technologies, organisational forms, and regulations are introduced into the professional world. As a result, professions are creating new narratives to stake their legitimate […]






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Back in the USSR…Russia Actually

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 07:55

(thanks to sobaka.ru) In this photograph I’m comparing glasses with another delegate at the St Petersburg International Legal Forum. Actually we were at Legal Street, an event held by the Forum and the Russian Ministry of Justice and were being shot by a fashion magazine–Sobaka.ru, as you do. The last few months have been active, […]






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How Mortal is Big Law?

Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 10:13

Despite all the theories put forward, the forensic evidence adduced, the conspiracies mounted, Jack the Ripper wasn’t caught and so didn’t meet his just deserts. It keeps retired coppers and others in business however. The fate of Big Law is similar. Today an article in the Financial Times (accessible here) proudly proclaimed “dominant New York […]






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The Future of Law Firms

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 14:40

Great conference coming up courtesy of University of St Gallen, Switzerland, on October 1, 2015. The conference itself is being held at Haus zum RĂ¼den in Zurich. Interesting line up of speakers (including me). Here they are:   Details of who’s who here: Booking details and registration are here in English and here in German. […]






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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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