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.

Online divorce research: fitter, happier, more productive?

The LSCP have published some interesting research into the online delivery of divorce services, comparing online and face to face services for the first time, at least in this country. “The objectives of this research were to provide insight into … Continue reading

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Litigate, Equivocate, Marmelise: Gray and Kroll in Flaux J’s dock

Former barrister and Dubai based (now suspended) solicitor partner of Gibson Dunn, Peter Gray, has hit the news for all the wrong reasons.  Flaux J has given judgment in Mahmoud Boreh v  Republic Of Djibouti and others [2015] EWHC 769 … Continue reading

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Corporate Lawyers + Corporate Clients: Power, Practice & Privilege

Birmingham Law School are hosting an ESRC sponsored two-day symposium on ‘Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Clients’, organised by Dr Steven Vaughan,  June 29 and 30.  You can book here.  I’m giving a keynote, but the rest of the programme is excellent! Over the two … Continue reading

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Organised irresponsibility? How lawyers can make it worse

This morning the too big to manage arguments about HSBC again hitting the newspapers. Robert Jenkins, a former banker and member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee and now a senior fellow at the Better Markets lobby group has called … Continue reading

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Galloway’s solicitors defend themselves

​An interesting story into today’s Times (£) deepening the row about George Galloway’s solicitors.  They are reported to have threatened RTers of an allegedly libellous tweet about Mr Galloway with £5,000 + VAT for costs.  Carter Ruck are instructed by Chambers’. … Continue reading

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Reputational hangover does for former Dir of Legal

Interesting story in the Press Gazette about the resignation of Paul Vickers from IPSO. Evan Harris, associate director of Hacked Off, is reported as saying: “Only newspaper corporations which care nothing about the damage done to the innocent victims of … Continue reading

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Béar growls but does not roar: the Bank of England and the remit problem

What does the Charles Béar QC opinion tell us about Lord Grabiner’s investigation for the Bank of England apart from the Bar’s increasing engagement in opinion giving as a form of public advocacy designed to heighten political pressure? He seeks … Continue reading

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