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    Tim Dare (forthcoming). Ethics and the Law: An Introduction. Legal Ethics:1-4.
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  2. Laurence Etherington (forthcoming). Public Professions and Private Practices: Access to the Solicitors’ Profession in the Twenty-First Century. Legal Ethics:1-25.
    ABSTRACTRecruitment of trainee solicitors by largely commercial organisations provides the effective gateway to professional qualification for aspiring solicitors. Professional bodies and others have sought to distinguish solicitors from other legal service providers through reference to professionalism and ethics. In this article I present the findings from a survey of the applicant experience of the graduate recruitment process and interviews with the professionals involved in those processes. The research is situated within the literature on professional identity development. The main aims are (...)
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  3. John Flood (forthcoming). Corporate Lawyer–Client Relationships: Bankers, Lawyers, Clients and Enduring Connections. Legal Ethics:1-21.
    ABSTRACTFormal representations of lawyer–client relations are often characterised by their regulative aspects, including codes of ethics and practice. In this article I look inside the relationship by returning to the sociology of Georg Simmel, who closely examined the basic units of sociality, especially dyads and triads. Using examples drawn from empirical research on corporate lawyers and clients and banks, I open up the lawyer/client dyad and show that in most cases the practices of lawyers and banks add noise and interference (...)
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  4. Joanna Gray (forthcoming). Lawyers and Systemic Risk in Finance: Could the Legal Profession Contribute to Macroprudential Regulation? Legal Ethics:1-23.
    ABSTRACTThe aim of this paper is twofold. Firstly, to examine questions about the role and responsibilities of transaction lawyers working in the financial sector that, it is argued here, deserve closer scrutiny than they have hitherto received since the banking and economic crisis of 2008. It considers the manner in which the conduct of such lawyers in the pre-crisis financial markets may have played a particular role in contributing to the sources of latent risk that bore systemic fruit in 2008. (...)
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    Jonathan Kembery (forthcoming). The Evolution of the Lawyer’s Lawyer. Legal Ethics:1-10.
    ABSTRACTThis paper gives a personal perspective on the growth of in-house legal teams within law firms. It suggests why these departments have emerged as a response to greater legal and regulatory challenges, changes in the profession and a quest for professionalism and cost effectiveness. The paper examines the work of a substantial team and the parallels and differences between a role in that organisation and other forms of legal practice. Finally, it considers the future for these in-house teams in the (...)
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  6. Suzanne Le Mire (forthcoming). A Temporary ‘Fix’ for a Permanent Problem: The Appointment of Auxiliary Judges in South Australia. Legal Ethics:1-3.
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    Andrew Flavelle Martin (forthcoming). The Limits of Professional Regulation in Canada: Law Societies and Non-Practising Lawyers. Legal Ethics:1-4.
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  8. Crispin Passmore (forthcoming). The Solicitors Regulation Authority: Looking to the Future. Legal Ethics:1-15.
    ABSTRACTThe legal market is changing. Whether individual consumer or corporate client, the choice of services available to help manage or solve legal problems appears increasingly wide. Business process outsourcing, technology and data companies, accountants and other professional advisors are offering corporate clients new options to manage their legal affairs. Law firms are responding to this increasing competitive pressure with new services of their own. The Solicitors Regulation Authority, as the largest legal regulator in the UK, is liberalising its approach to (...)
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  9. Alan Paterson (forthcoming). Lawyers’ Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Legal Ethics:1-5.
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  10. Robert Eli Rosen (forthcoming). The Sociological Imagination and Legal Ethics. Legal Ethics:1-15.
    ABSTRACTFor ten years, General Motors denied that an ignition switch that could easily be turned to ‘Off’ constituted a safety defect. Accidents, deaths and injuries resulted. Despite many, many suits against GM, the problem remained uncorrected. The explanations that have been proffered are interrogated in this article and others are suggested. It concludes that a bureaucratic legal department is partly to blame, and criticises how the legal department evaluated cases by their settlement value. It criticises GM’s culture of blaming drivers (...)
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  11. Lisa Webley (forthcoming). Interception of Communications and Legal Professional Privilege and the Rule of Law. Legal Ethics:1-4.
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