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.

Excalibur – perhaps the sword of truth got stuck?

lt is almost three and a half years since I wrote about Clifford Chance and the Excalibur case.  One reason this case may be taking a rather long time to emerge from the bowels of the SRA is that there has … Continue reading

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Standard of Proof in Bar Discipline

The Bar Standards Board is inviting comments on its proposals to bring the standard of proof into line with all professionals other than Vets and, for now, solicitors. Lucy Reed has exceeded her own high standards with an exceptional blog … Continue reading

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A call to academics: law, technology, and access to justice in UK law schools

Roger Smith has written a challenging post on the teaching of innovation and lawtech in the UK.  I urge you to read it. Law schools should do more, but I think they Roger’s post is limited in the sense that it does … Continue reading

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How much do law graduates earn…?

Some very interesting data out linking graduate and tax records, which deserve wide digestion and scrutiny. I have not had time to do the latter, but my quick take is here on Storify.

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Martyn’s Day

For some time, I have known how I would start my inevitable blogpost about Leigh Day’s disciplinary hearing. Win or lose, I would want to state unequivocally my prior belief, my starting point. That starting point is best indicated by … Continue reading

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Cryptic Disclosure: My first take on the Trojan Horse case

The Trojan Horse case (h/t Rich Greenhill for the link) is an uncomfortable reminder of how badly wrong lawyers can get disclosure obligations. It would be interesting to explore the reasons why that is and to wonder how much of this … Continue reading

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Never mind the result, what’s your reasoning? How far computers can tell you what a case says.

One of the interesting counters to discussions about AI predicting legal outcomes (aside from it not always working that well yet), and whether legal robots are really robots* is that a practice at the heart of lawyering is the understanding … Continue reading

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