‘Wrestling with bears’ – Special briefing from Saunderson House

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31 July 2014


The run up in shares over the past five years has been described as ‘the most unpopular bull market in 50 years’. There certainly seems a great deal of scepticism about the justification for rising share prices at present.

The following bulletin ‘wrestles with the bears’ by exploring their concerns about the global economy, testing the reasoning of those who believe share prices are over-valued and revisiting the justification for our continued optimism.

Download the full briefing here.



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McKenzie Friends – a storm in a teapot

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If the recent furore about McKenzie Friend Marketplace shows anything, it is that the profession remains acutely sensitive to the apparent threat of competition by unregulated entrants into the legal landscape. But for an outside observer, the whole McKenzie Friend debate remains curiously overblown: if not a storm in a teacup, a storm at least in a teapot. For all the characteristic sturm und drang of the Law Society’s response to last year’s senior judiciary consultation, there was pretty widespread agreement among most respondents that McKenzie Friends are here to stay.

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