Not taking secrets to the grave (oh and Independent Investigations NDAs again (AGAIN!))

Ben White of Crafty Counsel has posted a really interesting interview with Pav Gill, former Head of Legal for Wirecard's Asia Pacific Region. I urge you to listen, whether lawyer or not. It draws out the story wonderfully and succinctly. Lawyers may find the quiet terror of it discomforting. I set out here quick outline … Continue reading Not taking secrets to the grave (oh and Independent Investigations NDAs again (AGAIN!))

The Unethical Environmental Lawyer – Inaugural Lecture on 13 October

Are lawyers who help their clients achieve 'perfectly legal' environmental harms acting unethically? Come hear more at the inaugural lecture of Professor Steven Vaughan at UCL's Faculty of Laws on 13 October at 6pm. This public lecture, open to all, will be in person and live streamed. Inaugurals are traditional lectures given in public to … Continue reading The Unethical Environmental Lawyer – Inaugural Lecture on 13 October

The Rule of Law and Lawyers’ Professional Commitments in the Face of Climate Change

Earlier this year I wrote a blog about lawyers, climate change,. and the rule of law. That was a precursor to a significant conference on climate change and the rule of law that we held at UCL. I've now written up my conference talk into a free-to-access paper. Here's the abstract: Lawyers are everywhere in … Continue reading The Rule of Law and Lawyers’ Professional Commitments in the Face of Climate Change

A couple of thoughts on Joshua Rozenberg’s Unforced errors blog

There is an interesting blog from @JoshuaRozenberg on Archie Battersbee’s case, well worth reading, with a response from one of the barristers involved. I tried to comment on the blog itself but could not (paywalled comments) so I tweeted out a thread which I am now blogging, with some additions, here. I don't have any … Continue reading A couple of thoughts on Joshua Rozenberg’s Unforced errors blog

Agency over technocracy: how lawyer archetypes infect regulatory approaches: the FCA example

I am delighted to say a piece I did with Trevor Clark, Steven Vaughan, and Alan Brener has been published Open Access in Legal Ethics. Here is the abstract. it's about why the FCA was wrong to chicken out of bringing legal properly into the Senior Manager's Regime. That sentence was too short for an … Continue reading Agency over technocracy: how lawyer archetypes infect regulatory approaches: the FCA example

Judges ‘returning to practice’ (a footnote)

A quick postscript Monday's post on the following documents drawn to my attention by a kind reader. A Ministry of Justice Evidence Pack on Judicial Pay 2022/23 dating February this year appears to assume salaried judges cannot return to private practice: Salaried judges are unique in public service in that they are unable to return … Continue reading Judges ‘returning to practice’ (a footnote)