The legal profession's slow awakening to the problems of NDAs, has led to a familiar call for certainty. The argument goes something like this: we're more than happy to advise our clients properly, and to draft ethical NDAs, if only someone can tell us what an ethical NDA looks like. They want clear rules on … Continue reading That Uncertain Smile: the Law Society Practice Note Again (sorry)
I have set out my response to the BEIS consultation on NDAs for those interested. If you are thinking of responding yourself, the date of closing is 29 April and the documents can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/confidentiality-clauses-measures-to-prevent-misuse-in-situations-of-workplace-harassment-or-discrimination I am Richard Moorhead, Professor of Law and Professional Ethics at UCL, Faculty of Laws, London. I am … Continue reading My quick response to BEIS consultation on NDAs
Trevor Clark, Steven Vaughan, Alan Brener, and I have submitted response paper addresses the FCA’s question in Consultation Paper CP19/4, Optimising the Senior Managers & Certification Regime and Feedback to DP16/4 – Overall Responsibility and the Legal Function, published in January 2019(hereafter “CP19/4”): Where we disagree with the proposal to exclude the Head of Legal … Continue reading Should In-House Lawyers hide from Senior Manager Responsibility?
I’ve had quite a week. Dozens of well-wishing messages, which have left me feeling surprised, touched, very happy, and not in the least humble. One especially meaningful exchange came from Kim Economides, a former head of Exeter Law School, now a friend on the other side of the World, until recently at Flinders Uni, who … Continue reading Passing On
After seven extremely happy years at UCL I will be moving on in September to become Head of Law at the University of Exeter. For the press release, I said the following. Blog readers will recognise many of the ideas, I hope! I am really excited to be joining the University of Exeter Law School. … Continue reading Moving on…
Jordan Furlong has written a blog post so good it has me fizzing with excitement. The hairs on my arms and neck are, quite literally, standing on end. The writing is brilliant. And the story is really important. It combines both the social and ethical problems that face the legal profession. And it combines them … Continue reading What the College Admissions Scandal Tells us About Lawyers Ethics
My recently submitted written submission to the Women and Equalities Committee are now up on their website. It covers a range of things, including the Arcadia case, but one issue of more specialised interest might be worth highlighting on this blog. I wrote a section on "Regulator and professional failures to recognise and warn of … Continue reading Law Society’s Practice Note on NDAs: I vote for its withdrawal