Archive for January 13th, 2011

We face an uncertain future in the wake of savage cuts to legal aid, to the ‘reform’ of civil liberties law, and a government which appears to be  more concerned with business than the protection of a fair justice system and the rule of law.

2011 is going to be a year of significant change for the legal profession.  I am designing a series of podcasts on the legal profession which will be wide ranging.  The series will comprise of 15 or more podcasts with practising solicitors and barristers, with regulators and a few well known mavens and prognosticators.

Looking to 2020: growth of global law firms is just beginning, says report

This article from Legal Futures is excellent

International law firms face growing threats to their share of the global legal market over the next decade, with likely challenges from Chinese firms, future market crashes and protectionism high on the agenda.

And this, from Duncan Finlayson is an excellent read….

Stay away from Delphi – and self-fulfilling prophesies

AND… some useful advice if you are thinking of applying for a job in the legal profession….

DonT wriTe LIK3 thiss: the Bizzle guide to CV basics


And here… The Bizzle provides Part II….

Flattery gets you nowhere: the Bizzle guide to making a credible job application

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School of hard knocks – legal education’s controversies under review

This excellent review of legal education by Legal Week editor Alex Novarese and Friederike Heine is fascinating and very thorough.  A ‘must read’ if you are interested in legal education.  A subscription is required.

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