- Friday, 15 January 2016
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.
Tags: Professional ethics, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Barristers, Latest news, Question of ethics, Regulation, Solicitors
- Thursday, 8 October 2015
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.
Tags: in-house lawyers, Professional ethics
Posted in Latest news, Regulation, Solicitors
- Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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.
Tags: Professional ethics
Posted in Latest news
My lockdown legacy – what will yours be?
30 July 2020
As we go back to work, we will not – and should not – forget the lessons we learnt during lockdown. I really hope that we drive change as a result and create a positive legacy for our industry.
Diversity without inclusivity is mere tokenism
27 July 2020
Until under-represented groups reach a critical mass (of 30%) in partnerships, boards and chambers, problems of sexism and exclusionary working practices in the legal profession will not be eradicated.