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Archive for January 27th, 2009


The Law Society of England & Wales has decided to initiate an  independent Review of the regulation of lawyers and law firms.
Today I am talking to The Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Wirral who has been invited to head the review. Lord Hunt is calling for evidence from the entire legal profession as part of his Law Society-commissioned review of regulation. Lord Hunt has launched his evidence gathering process by publishing a formal Call for Evidence document . The publication inaugurates a three month initial consultation period which will end on Thursday 9 April 2009.

Listen to Podcast 92: The Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Wirral – Call for Evidence

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Direct link to Podcast 92 for iTunes

Materials:

Call for Evidence Website | Review of the Regulation of Law Firms: Call for Evidence (pdf)

Before his elevation to the peerage, David Hunt was the MP for Wirral (and Wirral West) from 1976 – 1997 and served with distinction as Secretary of State for Wales, Secretary of State for Employment and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Lord Hunt was senior partner at his national law firm – Beachcroft Wansbroughs (now Beachcroft LLP) – between 1996-2005. He is now chairman of the firm’s financial services division and is regarded as a major figure in the world of insurance and financial services.

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Today I am talking to one of the authors of the influential Captalists@Work blog. There are three contributors. City Unslicker, Nick Drew and Bill Quango MP.  This blog is, in my view, a must read for any lawyer who is interested in the City and who works in the corporate-commerical sector.  In fact.. I would go further and say that all lawyers will benefit from reading it.

I’m talking to City Unslicker. We look at an overview of the current financial crisis and the reasons for it – Toxic assets and why the banks lent so much to people with so little – The Role of The Bank of England and whether reduction in interest rates is working – The possibility of Deflation – Short selling of bank shares – The World shedding 70,000 + jobs a day – Madoff  –  How long the recession is likely to last.

Listen to Podcast 91: City Unslicker on the current financial crisis.

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