Our events range from lectures, seminars and think tanks.
Think tanks are invitation only events designed to foster focused discussion on topical and specialist issues amongst thought leaders across disciplines.
Public trust in lawyers is on the decline. Some of this is inevitable: Hackgate, the financial scandal and Hillsborough have all involved lawyers at pivotal moments. But are lawyers just doing their jobs in these cases or crossing ethical boundaries? An analysis of professional rules, lawyer psychology and economics suggest lawyers need to do some work to rebuild trust and behave more professionally. More...
Starts: Feb 4, 2014 1:15:00 PM
In view of the publication of ‘The Foundations and Future of Financial Regulation- Governance For Responsibility’ by Professor Mads Andenas, University of Oslo and Dr Iris H-Y Chiu, University College London in early 2014, this book launch is intended to introduce the key concepts and arguments in the book. More...
Starts: Feb 25, 2014 6:00:00 PM
UCL Inaugural Lecture: Precarious Professionalism - Some evidence on Market, State and Lawyer Utopias
Since the era of Margaret Thatcher, and her much admired Lord Chancellor, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, the legal profession has found itself under increasing scrutiny and pressure. Legal Aid and legal market reform began then but has been significantly accelerated by the creation of the Legal Services Board. Professional power has decreased and the influence of the market increased. State – or rather politician - hostility to lawyers and fiscal retrenchment has led to a reduction in legal aid and concerted attempts to weaken lawyer and court roles in the resolution of disputes. Globalisation and the growth of large law firms has increased the extent to which law is seen as a business rather than a profession. Market reform and the recession have shed a harsher light on the economics and ethics of large law firms. More...
Starts: Mar 6, 2014 6:00:00 PM
Published: Oct 24, 2013 1:16:46 PM
Published: Oct 22, 2013 12:37:43 PM
Has the alternative legal market leftconsumers with no redress? CEL Think Tank with the LegalOmbudsman
Published: Oct 17, 2013 12:49:40 PM
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