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Richard Moorhead took up the first Chair in Law and Professional Ethics at University College London, Faculty of Laws, in 2012. He is also the Director of the Centre for Ethics and Law. He work focuses on lawyers´ ethics, professional competence, the regulation of legal services and access to justice. Often employing empirical methods, he has conducted a wide range of studies, including for the Ministry of Justice, Legal Services Board, Civil Justice Council, and the Law Society.
He has been a member of the Civil Justice Council and the Lord Chancellor´s Advisory Committee on Legal Ethics, the Legal Services Consultative Panel. He has also served as Specialist Adviser to what is now the Justice Select Committee. He sits on the editorial board of the International Journal of the Legal profession and the advisory board of the Journal and Law and Society.
He is also a keen blogger (http:\\lawyerwatch.wordpress.com) and writes an occasional column for the Guardian newspaper's law website as well as featuring regularly in the legal press and mainstream media. You can follow him on twitter @richardmoorhead
Ongoing work includes a qualitative study on ethical issues in legal practice; a project on the impact of pro bono assistance for self represented (pro se) litigants; work on lawyers and the banking crisis; and a project examining the ethics of lawyers in involved in the Hackgate scandal.
- Fox, C. et al. 2011. Community legal advice centres and networks: a process evaluation. Civil Justice Quarterly 30(2), pp. 204-222.
- Moorhead, R. 2011. Filthy lucre: lawyers' fees and lawyers' ethics - what is wrong with informed consent?. Legal Studies 31(3), pp. 345-371. (10.1111/j.1748-121X.2011.00194.x)
- Moorhead, R. 2011. Why there might be a market for lemons: some thoughts on competition, quality and regulation in legal service markets. In: Roy, A. ed. Understanding the economic rationale for legal services regulation - a collection of essays. London: Legal Services Board, pp. 24-28.
- Tucker, J., Moorhead, R. and Doughty, J. 2011. Evaluation of the ‘Alternative Commissioning of Experts Pilot´. [Online]. Cardiff: Cardiff University. Available at: http://www.legalservices.gov.uk/docs/stat_and_guidance/ACE_Pilot_Evaluation_Final_Report_June_2011.pdf
- Fox, C. et al. 2010. Community legal advice centres and networks: a process evaluation. Legal Services Commission. Available at: http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/publications/research-and-analysis/lsrc/2010/CLACNProcessEvaluationFull.pdf
- Moorhead, R. 2010. An American future? Contingency fees, claims explosions and evidence from employment tribunals. Modern Law Review 73(5), pp. 752-784. (10.1111/j.1468-2230.2010.00817.x)
- Moorhead, R. 2010. Lawyer specialization - managing the professional paradox. Law & Policy 32(2), pp. 226-259. (10.1111/j.1467-9930.2009.00315.x)
- Moorhead, R. 2010. Legal Aid – system failure or broken law? . New Law Journal 160(7409), pp. 403-404.
- Moorhead, R. 2010. The role of legal aid in the justice system. Presented at: Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: Legal Aid – Funding and Access.
- Moorhead, R., Fenn, P. and Rickman, N. 2009. Scoping project on no win no fee agreements in England and Wales. [Online]. Crown. Available at: http://www.law.cf.ac.uk/research/pubs/repository/2282.pdf
- Moorhead, R. and Cumming, R. 2009. Something for nothing? Employment tribunal claimants' perspectives on legal funding. London: Department for Business Innovation and Skills. Available at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.bis.gov.uk/files/file51880.pdf
- Moorhead, R. 2008. 'Improving Access to Justice' contingency fees: a study of their operation in the United States. Working Paper. Available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1302843
- Moorhead, R. and Cumming, R. 2008. Damage-based contingency fees in employment cases: a survey of practitioners . Discussion Paper. Cardiff Law School, Available at: http://www.law.cf.ac.uk/researchpapers/papers/6.pdf
- Moorhead, R., Sefton, M. and Scanlan, L. 2008. Just satisfaction? What drives public and participant satisfaction with courts and tribunals: a review of recent evidence. Technical Report.
- Moorhead, R. 2008. Legal profession, public and employed sector. In: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J. eds. The New Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 712-714.
- Moorhead, R. 2008. Self-representation. In: Cane, P. and Conaghan, J. eds. The New Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1070-1071.
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Richard welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students.
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