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.

Unbundling research

The LSB and Legal Services Consumer Panel commissioned MORI to produce an interesting piece of work on experiences of unbundling.  The report defines unbundling has: an ‘unbundled’ service separates a package of legal services into parts or tasks. The consumer … Continue reading

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…to those getting email alterts from lawyerwatch. I have had an error posting ghost blogs, which I have put a stop to. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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Harvard graduates study: women who succeed

A very interesting study emerging from Harvard Law School has a raft of findings on gender, including the following which is based on following a number of Harvard Law School cohorts well into their careers (ten years plus): Female respondents … Continue reading

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It’s all in the Game: Immigration Lawyers vs the High Court?

I have on a few occasions blogged on the High Court (and indeed the now LCJ’s) exasperation, justified or not, with the conduct of some immigration solicitors.  There’s an interesting post on the latest episode on Colin Yeo’s blog. According to Colin, … Continue reading

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Loyalty moments and online dispute resolution – a lesson about complaints?

There’s a couple of very interesting (and short) posts by Colin Rule, doyenne of online dispute resolution, on lessons eBay learnt when implementing their online dispute resolution systems (here and here).  The key lesson was that a better, more accessible, … Continue reading

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Big Data and the Linguistics of Law

With the hue and cry about big data, artificial intelligence and law being accentuated by all the talk around Watson/Ross, I was interested to see this thoughtful, carefully carried out and documented piece of research into the qualities of brief writing … Continue reading

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The fickle world of promotion

The Sutton Trust continues its run of interesting research on diversity in education and the professions with a new report on ‘private pay progression‘.  They introduce it by saying this: Whilst the issue of access to the professions is relatively well understood, … Continue reading

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