Personal Lives and Professional Principles: Beckwith, Integrity and the High Court

Does it matter that a regulatory rulebook contains professional principles that are headlines only and have no detailed content? To what extent is it ok for those engaged in professional discipline to be interested in the private lives of professional people? These are the two main substantive questions (although not framed in that way...) in … Continue reading Personal Lives and Professional Principles: Beckwith, Integrity and the High Court

The SRA, The Qualifying Law Degree, and COVID-19: Thoughts on Law Schools and Assessment in a Time of Crisis

Professor Steven Vaughan, University College London One of the many (many) consequences of the current COVID-19 pandemic is that university law schools are debating what to do about assessments for their law students. Some university vice-chancellors have taken a global decision to move all assessments (across the whole university) online. Others are still debating. Some … Continue reading The SRA, The Qualifying Law Degree, and COVID-19: Thoughts on Law Schools and Assessment in a Time of Crisis

Law Firm Pride. Or, why it might look like law firms prefer gay lawyers to women lawyers

It’s Pride Month. A time for celebration (on which note: go watch Todrick Hall’s ‘Nail Hair Hips Heels’ video if you have not already done so; it will bring you joy). This year I’ve (very kindly) had a couple of invites to Pride events at City law firms from the organisers of the LGBT+ networks … Continue reading Law Firm Pride. Or, why it might look like law firms prefer gay lawyers to women lawyers