Welcome to my website. Here you will find information on me, my research and publications. I am Professor (Research) of Law and Society at Griffith University School of Law, Queensland, Australia. I was the inaugural Director of the Law Futures Centre.
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The Relative Weight of Subject Knowledge and Type of University Attended: A Comparison of Law Higher Education in England and Germany with Anna Mountford-Zimdars available at SSRN.com
Theories of Law Firm Globalization in the Shadow of Colonialism: A Cultural and Institutional Analysis of English and Indian Corporate Law Firms in the 20th and 21st Centuries available at SSRN.com
The Cab Rank Rule: Its Meaning and Purpose in the New Legal Services Market available, along with responses by the Bar, at Legal Services Board
Legal Education in the Global Context: Challenges from Globalization, Technology and Changes in Government Regulation Report for the Legal Services Board available at Legal Services Board
Straight There No Detours: Direct Access to Barristers (with A. Whyte) Full Report for the Bar Council available at SSRN.com
Report on International Approaches to the Defence of Indigent Persons in Criminal Cases for Lord Carter's Review of Legal Aid Procurement available at SSRN.com
- Institutional Bridging: How Large Law Firms Engage in Globalization
Published: Boston College Law Review, 2013
Summary: This article introduces the Born Global concept into the discussion of law firms and lawyers. Born Global firms are companies that globalize at an accelerated rate. This article illustrates that English and American law firms are the precursors to Born Global companies and highlights how the common law facilitated this process. It also demonstrates, through modern case studies, how lawyers and the common law continue to have a globalizing effect in the business world. Last, it argues that the Legal Services Act may create opportunities for UK law firms to break out ahead of their US counterparts.
File size: 297Kb, 35 pages
- Becoming a Cosmopolitan Lawyer (with P. Lederer)
Published: Fordham Law Review, 2012
Summary: We track the rise of the cosmopolitan lawyer during the main period of globalization through the experience of an early partner in Baker & McKenzie, the world’s largest and most global law firm. The method is based on oral history. The paper considers two case studies in counseling and advising illustrating the role of the lawyer and clients in the construction of complex deals. In addition, we examine the role of education, career, and cosmopolitanism.
File size: 191kb, 27 pages
- Entrepreneurship, Managerialism and Professionalism: The Case of the Legal Profession in England and Wales D. Muzio
Published: Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Professional Services, 2012
Summary: A historical approach to how entrepreneurship emerged in the British legal profession in the 19th and 20th centuries.
File size: 601Kb, 18 pages
- Transnational Lawyering: Clients, Ethics and Regulation
Published: Lawyers in Practice: Ethical Decision Making in Context, 2012
Summary: Transnational lawyering creates unique ethical problems that are often difficult to resolve thus one common method is to ignore them. This chapter examines this in the context of case studies.
File size: 194Kb, 29 pages