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CEL Director appointed to Harvard Fellowship at Edmond J. Safra Center

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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Moorhead tells leading practitioners, City lawyers are part of the precarious professionalism problem

Richard Moorhead gave an invited lecture to Law Society Council members and invited City leaders from the legal profession this week. He told them research evidence and a series of recent scandals pointed to the professions need to sharpen up its act on ethics and that even the leading firms had been tainted by difficulty. He also discussed how the cutting edge developments in legal services were increasingly being led from outside of law as a profession and a discipline and that this posed a major threat to lawyers and legal educators which required significant investment. More...

Published: Sep 22, 2014 5:42:47 PM

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CEL Director Comments on Recruitment and Diversity at the Bar

In an article by Frances Gibb for The Times, Richard Moorhead comments on the results of a recent Bar Council/Bar Standards Board survey which show that Oxbridge degrees and secondary schooling are important factors in recruitment and promotion to the rank of Queen’s Counsel at the Bar.  In particular, the research shows that once the impact of a candidates length of call, degree grade and law school has been taken account of where a candidate went to school until the age of 18 made a significant difference to whether they achieved silk.  He commented:"With serious problems at both ends of the profession, not all of which can be blamed on legal aid cuts, the recruitment and promotion practices at the Bar remain a serious impediment to a diverse judiciary" More...

Published: Jul 28, 2014 5:24:40 PM

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CEL Director on Baroness Butler Sloss' Resignation from Child Abuse Inquiry

Writing on 9 July on his blog Lawyer Watch, CEL Director Richard Moorhead predicted Baroness Butler Sloss' resignation from her position leading the Home Office inquiry into historic child abuse, saying that as soon as it became clear she may have to investiagte matters alleged to have involved her brother-in-law - former Attorney General, Sir Michael Havers - that she would be left with little option.
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Published: Jul 16, 2014 4:36:45 PM

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Is sustainability improving corporate and professional ethics?

In an article for Legal Business, CEL Director, Richard Moorhead discusses whether sustainability is affecting corporate and professional ethics in a positive way, how sustainability may be interpreted and how it might change the legal role. More...

Published: Jun 20, 2014 11:15:00 AM

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