Jonathan Goldsmith is Law Society Council member for EU matters and a former secretary general of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. All views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Law Society Council
The rise in unregulated electronic platforms has caught the international trading system unawares.
Cases are mounting where solicitors are identified with their clients’ interests and behaviour in carrying out instructions against what is perceived as the public interest.
High regulatory standards give other negotiators less to complain about in trade talks.