The leaders of large law firms could do worse than ponder carefully the current trials of the accountancy sector. A series of reports, including the UK Competition and Markets Authority one yesterday, point to significant problems – substantive and reputational. The words that caught my eye in the FT's report (£) were about company directors, … Continue reading Should Clifford Chance’s corruption initiative be taken seriously?
Please join us on 29 January 2019 for the launch of In-House Lawyers' Ethics: Institutional Logics, Legal Risk and the Tournament of Influence, written by Richard Moorhead and Steven Vaughan, of UCL’s Faculty of Laws, and Cristina Godinho, of Lisbon University Institute. In-house lawyers are regularly exhorted to be more commercial, proactive and strategic, to be … Continue reading Book Launch: In-House Lawyers’ Ethics: Institutional Logics, Legal Risk and the Tournament of Influence
Steven Vaughan, Cristina Godhino, and my book In-house Lawyers Ethics: Institutional Logics, Legal Risk and the Tournament of Influence is available for purchase from today in hard and electronic versions. It explores data from over 60 interviews and UCL’s Mapping the Moral Compass survey. Paul Gilbert has very kindly reviewed the book here. UCL’s Centre for Ethics and Law will … Continue reading In-House Lawyers: Ethics and Institutional Logics
It is sometimes suggested that lawyers are a bit myopic, tend to see things from their end of the telescope, and such and such. It may surprise the reader to hear that I tend to resist such suggestions, up to a point. But I was interested to see this comment in Professor Lizzie Barmes very … Continue reading Cognitive openness and lawyers
By Kind permission of the BBC, News Channel interview from this morning, 26/10/18.
The Court of Appeal’s decision in ABC & others v. Telegraph Media Group Limited  EWCA Civ 2329 prompts me to write about a topic I have avoided writing about so far: whether NDA’s should, in principle, be available for sexual harassment cases. I have not made up my mind, but the court’s reasoning and … Continue reading In the public interest? NDAs after ABC
The following is an updated and somewhat expanded version of a talk I gave at a recent CILEX roundtable on law and technology. I am sometimes sceptical, but basically a proponent of innovation in legal services. I believe that the application of technology, principles of design, and learning from the behavioural sciences in particular will … Continue reading LawTech: Time for a cybernetic legal ethics?