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Commercial awareness and the lawyer’s moral compass

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Prof Richard Moorhead will be giving a keynote address at Managing Partners’ 7th Compliance for Law Firms Conference on 2-3 April in London. He will highlight work underway at UCL’s Centre for Ethics and Laws examining how lawyers cope with legal risk and professional ethics. What are the tensions between commercial awareness and professional ethics; are lawyers fit to provide a moralcompass; what difficulties are posed for lawyers as managers of legal risk?

Centre Director Comments on Extraordinary Criticisms of Leading Law Firm

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Clifford Chance has come under scrutiny in a case about professional conduct. Professor Richard Moorhead, Centre for Ethics & Law Director, explores further in an article for Legal Week, looking at the roles of clients, witnesses and solicitors.

CEL Director Suggests Legal Aid Cuts Will Hit Quality and May Hasten Fusion

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Centre Director, Richard Moorhead has discussed legal aid reform with The Economist. Government reforms are designed to promote efficiency and respond to the need for a reduced deficit. They will also almost certainly reduce quality.

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