LegalGeek: changed, yes; a terrible beauty, no (Guest Post)

The words of W.B. Yeats in his often quoted poem Easter 1916 could be applied in part – the first part – to Legal Geek which I attended yesterday in London: “All changed. Changed utterly. A terrible beauty is born”. The word terrible referred to the terror experienced by the repressed, as Yeats saw it. Covid 19 … Continue reading LegalGeek: changed, yes; a terrible beauty, no (Guest Post)

Mutually Assured Irresponsibility: An Example from the Post Office

A striking feature of many corporate or other scandals is how organisations and their lawyers construct a system of mutually assured irresponsibility. Some of this is done artfully, some without even thinking about it. The problem often, subtly or unsubtly, comes down to this: the client says they did what they did because the lawyer … Continue reading Mutually Assured Irresponsibility: An Example from the Post Office