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There are 5 items matching keyword corporate law:
- Reconfiguring the Market for Advocacy Services: A Case Study of London and Four Fields of Practice (with R. Abbey, A. Ash, A. Boon, E. Skordaki, A. Whyte)
Published: TBA, 1996
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File size: , pp
fields of practice
- Rating, Dating, and the Informal Regulation and the Formal Ordering of Financial Transactions: Securitizations and Credit Rating Agencies
Published: Privatising Development: Transnational Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights, 2005
Summary: With the growth of globalization, the role of the state has diminished and more of its legal activities are being taken over by other institutions. This chapter examines the role of law firms and credit rating agencies in securitizations.
File size: 238 Kb, 25pp
credit rating agencies
- Trials of Strength: The Reconfiguration of Litigation as a Contested Terrain (with A. Boon)
Published: Law and Society Review, 1999
Summary: A market for litigation for solicitor-advocates in competition with barristers was introduced by the British government. The take-up by solicitors of these new rights of audience in the higher courts was less than expected. This paper examines four fields of practice - corporate, criminal defence, personal injury, and immigration - and shows how the market cannot be treated as a uniform field and that each field has its own culture that might be receptive or not to fresh ideas that disturb the status quo. Moreover, it shows that Abbott's argument that jurisdictional battles mainly occur at the margins of a profession's remit may need to be modified. The turf war between barristers and solicitors in litigation is taking place within the core activity of legal practice not at the margin.
File size: 533 Kb, 42pp
fields of practice
- 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
- Partnership and Professionalism: Resurgent Professionalism?
Published: Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour, 2007
Summary: The industrialization of legal practice is leading to an increased tension between professionalism and business as varieties of the prevailing ethos in large law firms. Using historical and biographical data of law firms this tension is examined with the result that professionalism is, on the legal profession's own terms, dying out. Only in rare niche, smaller firms can residues of professionalism be located.
File size: 108 Kb, 25pp