The latest news on CEL activities, including commentary and debate by CEL Director, Richard Moorhead.
The Legal Services Act 2007 paved the way for significant regulatory reform, including a new system for resolving complaints and liberalisation to allow ownership and investment in law firms by individuals other than qualified lawyers.
Since late 2014, the legal regulators have been working together to share their experiences and to consider both minor and major changes to the Act in order to facilitate further liberalisation of legal services and to reduce the costs and burden of regulation on practitioners.
Professor Stephen Mayson, an honorary professor in the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Faculty of Laws at UCL, has been chairing the meetings of the chairs and chief executives of the regulatory bodies that have overseen this period of collaboration. As part of this process, he has also chaired an investigation by the regulators of the legislative options that could be considered in any significant reform of the Legal Services Act. The policy and options paper was submitted to Ministers in the Ministry of Justice earlier this month, and was published by the Legal Services Board on 27 July 2015.
This important groundwork should prove timely and valuable in light of the Lord Chancellor's statement to the Justice Select Committee on 15 July that the Act would be reviewed during the life of the current Parliament.
Published: Aug 4, 2015 10:55:50 AM
'The Conversation We Never Had' - SRA to Overhaul Handbook for In-House Counsel as UCL Unveils Ethics Research
Professor Richard Moorhead is interviewed in Legal Business about the UCL Centre for Ethics and Law’s new report, Legal Risk: Definition, Management and Ethics, marking the launch of an ethical leadership initiative for in-house lawyers. More...
Published: Apr 17, 2015 2:14:00 PM
Published: Apr 1, 2015 12:37:59 PM
A book on The Law of Corporate Governance in Banks has just been published as part of the Elgar Law and Finance Series. It is edited by Dr Iris Chiu and leading practitioner Michael McKee at DLA Piper. The book features contributions from a number of present and previous Centre members. More...
Published: Mar 3, 2015 10:41:36 AM
Richard Moorhead has been awarded an Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellow at Harvard University to work on the project 'Do Values and Professionalism Change During Law School?' which looks at the professionalism, values and ethical decision making of law students in the US and UK, with Maryam Kouchaki (North Western), Stephen Galoob (Tulsa) and Rachil Cahill-O’Callaghan (Cardiff). The UK limb of the project is part-funded by the Legal Education Foundation. More...
Published: Sep 24, 2014 3:42:10 PM
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