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.

Amicable by Design: why Minimally Vain Products might be the way forward

Every year I try to teach my students just a little something about legal design. A fledgling discipline, but one I think with the potential to reshape how law students and lawyers think about law and legal service in ways more … Continue reading

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SRA Consultation on Price and other Information

In a recent Consultation document the SRA are proposing to: require firms to publish their price for services (limited initially to a select number of legal services) require firms to publish a description of the services they offer – in the … Continue reading

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CQS, TLS, CC and the SDT – a few thoughts on independence

The Advertising Authority’s decision that the Law Society produced a misleading advert for its Conveyancing Quality Scheme. You can read the decision here (it is short). In sum, The ad stated “All Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme firms go through … Continue reading

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Secondments, Conflicts, and Banking

James Hurley has an interesting story in today’s Times about professional advisers breaching confidentiality during secondments to RBS’s bank Global Restructuring Group. It states some of the allegations relate to ‘lawyers’ and highlights one case involving a solicitor. Promontory highlighted the … Continue reading

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AO, AO, AO: Weinstein’s men and the long arm of the law

The FT has published a detailed story (£) on Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with Allen & Overy the focus, for having represented Harvey Weinstein during a sexual harassment claim. Of course, Harvey W is as entitled to legal representation as the next … Continue reading

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Lloyds HBOS Quayside- the lawyers’ ethics angles

There is an absolutely fascinating story in today’s FT by Jonathan Ford about the ‘Quayside’ Scandal relating to Lloyds-HBOS. It raises a number of issues about the banks’ lawyers (in- and outside-house) and one about a Magic Circle firm and the legal … Continue reading

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Who’s Pravda? A few quick comments on the reporting of the Leigh Day Judgment

The SDT recently published the Leigh Day judgment, just before the start of term proper, on a PDF which was a scan rather than a proper, easily readable, and editable PDF. All of these things undermine my ability to blog … Continue reading

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