Author Archives: Richard Moorhead

About Richard Moorhead

Director of the Centre for Ethics and Law and Professor of Law and Professional Ethics at the Faculty of Laws, University College London with an interest in teaching and research on the legal ethics, the professions, legal aid, access to justice and the courts.

Wrath of Khan: the Search for…

It has come to my attention that proceedings related to the ones discussed in my recent Wrath of Khan post are subject to reporting restrictions. I am very grateful to the person who alerted me to this. In the circumstances, … Continue reading

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Quality and cost post SQE

The SRA continues to proselytise about its SQE proposals. I confess I have still not had a chance to fully digest the detail but I get a little bit more anxious with each bit of detail that surfaces. One point … Continue reading

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The Political Ideology of Lawyers

An interesting paper has been published (open access version here) on the Political Ideologies of US lawyers. The research has linked, “the largest database of political ideology with the largest database of lawyers’ identities to complete the most extensive analysis … Continue reading

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One regulator, different regulatory principles, any professions?

The Legal Service Board’s recent regulatory vision document sees the Board seeking to abolish itself. It wants to replace an array of approved regulators with varied jurisdiction over differing reserved activities and forms of alternative business structure, with one regulator. It wants … Continue reading

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The business of lawyering and human rights?

The following text was prepared for a launch of the IBA’s Annex on Business and Human Rights, which provides very useful guidance to lawyers on how to implement the UN Guiding principles on Business and Human Rights. I talked to … Continue reading

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The Ethical Identity of Law Students

A paper I have done with Catrina Denvir, Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Maryam Kouchakki and Stephen Galoob  as just been published in the International Journal of the Legal Profession. The abstract gives you a flavour: This paper uses measures of values, moral … Continue reading

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Advocates’ Ethical Capacities

Research that a team of us from UCL have conducted for the Advocacy Training Council (now the Inns of Court College of Advocacy) into the ethical capacities and advocates has just been published.The full report can be found here. The … Continue reading

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