Posts Tagged ‘legal profession’

Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 19:09

  (thanks to wallyconger.com)  I’ve always admired “Duke” (or Hunter S Thompson as he’s known in the mundane world). For anyone who could consume the amount of drugs he did and yet write as brilliantly as he could must be professional. I have written a post for the legal profession section of Jotwell on Nick Robinson’s […]

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The Future of Legal Education: Are Legal Apprenticeships the Answer?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 11:37

(Courtesy of the Guardian) I’ve published an article in the Guardian on legal apprenticeships which you can find here. Short version: I think they’re a good thing.  

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Car Crash….In a Taxi Cab…..

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 11:23

(thanks to DYFL) The cab rank rule seems like a long-drawn out car crash at times. The Law Society Gazette reported today that the Legal Services Board is to investigate whether the Bar Council interfered in the Bar Standards Board’s application to vary the cab rank rule. The LSB’s letter to the Bar Council is […]

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Criminal Bar Association Likes Taxis…..

Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 17:01

Continuing the cab rank rule compendium, the Criminal Bar Association chairman, Michael Turner QC,* posted some comments today on our report. I’m sure there is merit in them somewhere. But the response is rather emotional. In a recent report HERE the LSB conclude the following on the Cab Rank Rule “We can see no justification for the […]

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How the New Regulation of the Legal Profession Worked Out……

Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 16:36

I’ve been trying to characterise what regulation in the UK meant for the legal profession, so I want to try out my version of what happened here to see if it makes sense. The archetypal profession has been a self-regulating entity with state sanction. This was the case of the legal profession. Because of the […]

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