We can’t predict the exact nature of threats to legal services. So future plans should be of only the broadest variety.
Countries across the EU treat in-house lawyers differently. Why?
Regulate the unregulated and ride the technological wave – or clients will suffer.
23 March 2015
Regulators are looking across the channel for ideas on handling client money. But France treats its lawyers like grown-ups.
Despite Chris Grayling’s best efforts to withhold details, it is still possible to compare the UK’s justice system with others in Europe.
The government has a UN-mandated duty to keep lawyers safe. In Phil Shiner’s case, its actions have further compromised his personal security.
Draft IBA guidance on human rights poses many questions for lawyers.
23 February 2015
The UK is not the same as Russia – but we should not be so superior.
If only Europe would share Canada’s view that money laundering obligations are inconsistent with efforts to maintain lawyer-client confidentiality.
The complications that arise when obtaining a power of attorney.
We must not repeat the mistakes of the past if aid is to be spent effectively on justice systems in developing countries.
Conference of chief justices offers a way out of the old plot-line.
As the legal revolution progresses, the danger is that the weakest and most abused clients will be pushed to the margins.
26 January 2015
We must take great care when arguing that lawyers are ‘special’.
Lawyer-client confidentiality could come under renewed threat following the recent terrorist attacks.
There is a worrying lack of focus on the public interest in the board’s latest draft strategic plan, which seems mired in a carefree past.
In criticising the Al-Sweady lawyers the government is flouting international standards.
Mass surveillance and external capital in law firms emerged as the main themes.
Lawyers have a crucial role to play in upholding migrants’ rights and dignity.
The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on the Future of Legal Services has issued its opening salvo.
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