Posts Tagged ‘Legal Services Act’

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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How to Escape the Rigours of Excessive Regulation in the US Legal Profession

Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 16:48

(thanks to My apologies for recent radio silence in the blogosphere. It’s partly due to putting the finishing touches to a book, What Do Lawyers Do? An Ethnography of a Corporate Law Firm, due out from Quid Pro Books soon. Jacoby & Meyers has announced that it’s opening in the UK. This firm was […]

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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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The Clerks’ Views of the Cab Rank Rule

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 16:38

  As everyone knows the power behind the throne is the barrister’s clerk (like behind every man is a good woman). Billy, above, from Silk may have been a mite too¬†Machiavellian, but he knew how to work his mobile. The controversy over the cab rank rule grows. Added into the mix was the Bar’s move […]

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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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