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Lady Justice, The Old Bailey

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

Richard Moorhead

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.

Published: Jul 16, 2014 4:36:45 PM

Richard Moorhead

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

CEL Director comments on Canadian reform of professional regulation

CEL Director comments on Canadian reform of professional regulation

Richard Moorhead comments on the potential ABS reform in Canada which would allow outside investment in law firms. More...

Published: May 9, 2014 11:32:06 AM

Professor Lawrence Lessig

Video Available of Lawrence Lessig Delivering CEL Annual Lecture 2014

A video is now available of Professor Lawrence 'Larry' Lessig delivering the Centre for Ethics & Law Annual Lecture on 14 March 2014 in which Professor Lessig introduces the idea of “institutional corruption,” and uses it to understand pathologies in important public institutions, especially the United States Congress More...

Published: Apr 7, 2014 3:53:41 PM

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