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City lawyers “privately regulated by clients”

A “tranche” of top commercial lawyers “has effectively become privately regulated by the clients they seek to serve”, a leading academic has said. Dr Steven Vaughan said some were “happy to be captured” by clients.

January 15th, 2016 | No Comments »

Moorhead: corporate lawyers’ approach to professional ethics could be a “serious problem”

There is evidence to suggest that some of the largest law firms are making errors on the ethical approach of their corporate lawyers, while solicitors’ code of conduct is “hopelessly silent” on the problems of commercial practice, according to a leading academic.

October 8th, 2015 | No Comments »

Globalisation changes “leaving ethics debate behind”

A high-powered trio of senior lawyers have kick-started what they hope will become a wider debate on the ethical dimension of lawyers’ professionalism amid heightened competition among law firms in an increasingly globalised marketplace.

April 15th, 2015 | No Comments »