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There are 5 items matching keyword MDPs:
- Postmodern Professions: The Fragmentation of Legal Education (with A Boon, J. Webb)
Published: Journal of Law and Society, 2005
Summary: The English legal profession is facing radical changes to the ways it educates its novices from the Training Framework Review. The paper examines this in three parts. 1. The structure and drivers of the TFR, 2. The TFR is examined in the context of the political economy of higher education, 3. The potential effects of the TFR are examined in the context of professionalism and deprofessionalization.
File size: 140 Kb, 20pp
- NOvA (NoGo) or Multi-Disintegrating Partnerships
Published: Legal Ethics, 2003
Summary: An analysis of the Dutch NOvA case before the EU Court on multidisciplinary practice and its consequences in the aftermath of the Enron debacle and the collapse of Arthur Andersen.
File size: 59 Kb, 5pp
- Capital Markets: Those Who Can and Cannot Do the Purest Global Law
Published: Rules and Networks: The Legal Culture of Global Business Transactions, 2001
Summary: Argues that capital markets work is a function of law firm-bank relationships which MDPs and accounting firms have found difficult to break into.
File size: 283 Kb, 24pp
- Megalawyering in the Global Order: The Cultural, Social and Economic Transformation of Global Legal Practice
Published: International Journal of the Legal Profession, 1996
Summary: The rise of the large global law firm is analyzed. The analysis covers the reach of large law firms, their different types of work, and the ways in which they construct legal arrangements to enable transnational business. This entails looking at what lawyers actually do. Professionalism and issues of multidisciplinary practice are also considered.
File size: 534 Kb, 46pp
- The Cultures of Globalization: Professional Restructuring for the International Market
Published: Professional Competition and Professional Power: Lawyers, Accountants and the Social Construction of Markets, 1995
Summary: An analysis of how large law firms became part of the globalization process at the end of the 20th century. The paper looks at how globalization and culture influence each other and how professional services are treated. It examines what law firms do in globalization and how the rise of the MDP was initially perceived as a challenge to the hegemony of the law firm. The paper has an enduring interest as the UK Clementi review of legal services revives many of the hopes and fears present at that time.
File size: 309 Kb, 31pp