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.

Women QCs: a quick look at the data

The MoJ’s press release on recent QC appointments says this, “More female and black and minority ethnic candidates have been appointed Queen’s Counsel than ever before.” And the QC appointments panel data says this, “We are pleased that the number … Continue reading

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Law: It’s all a game

Happy New year! I am tempted out of my accidental blogging purdah by a genuinely fascinating story in Legal Week on Taylor Wessing’s use of Cosmic Cadet. Cosmic Cadet is not a replacement term for trainee solicitors indicating the uber-global … Continue reading

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Keyser, So…

Yeah, alright, enough with the De Keyser gags. I am very pleased to announce that David Pannick QC has agreed to adorn the latest Billable Hour tee shirts celebrating the end of Miller hearings, Pannick’s advocacy (you know how prone I … Continue reading

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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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