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There are 21 items matching keyword lawyers:
- Insolvency Practitioners and Big Corporate Insolvencies (with E. Skordaki)
Published: ACCA Research Report #43, 1995
Summary: An analysis of the rise of a new profession, the insolvency practitioner in the wake of the Insolvency Act 1986 – includes a case study of the Maxwell transnational insolvency.
File size: 672 Kb, 52pp
Insolvency Act 1986
law and accounting
- The Legal Profession in the United States, 3rd ed
Published: TBA, 1985
Summary: A historical and sociological overview of the American legal profession. Contains an annotated bibliography.
File size: 904 Kb, 45pp
- Socio-Legal Ethnography
Published: Theory and Method in Socio-Legal Research, 2005
Summary: The paper argues that in order to interpret meaningfully the complexity and contingency of law and society, then ethnography is the prime method that is able to achieve this.
File size: 70 Kb, 16pp
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Globalisation and Law
Published: Law and Social Theory, 2002
Summary: An overview of the role of law in the globalization process.
File size: 189 Kb, 18pp
Published: Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social, and Cultural Encyclopedia, 2002
Summary: A general overview of barristers and the bar.
File size: 64 Kb, 3pp
- 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
- The Vultures Fly East: The Creation and Globalisation of the Distressed Debt Market
Published: Adapting Legal Cultures, 2001
Summary: Corporate insolvency and bankruptcy have given rise to new markets, including global ones, in which lawyers have been key players. This paper examines the role of lawyers in informal restructuring through an analysis of the London Approach and the rise of the distressed debt market.
File size: 271 Kb, 22pp
law and accounting
- Globalization of Professional Ethics? The Significance of Lawyers' International Codes of Conduct (with A. Boon)
Published: Legal Ethics, 1999
Summary: To what extent in the age of globalization is it possible to talk of a global legal ethics? The example of the International Bar Association is examined.
File size: 368 Kb, 29pp
codes of ethics
- Professionals Organizing Professionals: Comparing the Logic of US and UK Law Practice
Published: Transformation of Professional Organizations, 1999
Summary: The paper examines differences between collegial partnerships and managed partnership businesses. It uses ethnographic evidence from a study of a large law firm in Chicago and interview data from partners in City of London large law firms. It shows that MPB is fast becoming the norm for organizing law practices and that bureaucratic managerialism is helping to turn law firms into highly fissionable entities.
File size: 299 Kb, 29pp
- Remapping Lawyers' Turf: A Comment on Professors Clark and Mattei
Published: Lawyers' Practices and Ideals: A Comparative View, 1999
Summary: Suggests a different way of analyzing the legal profession and lawyers' work using the insights gained from the sociological study of markets.
File size: 209 Kb, 13pp
- Normative Bricolage: Informal Rule-Making by Accountants and Lawyers in Mega-Insolvencies (with E. Skordaki)
Published: Global Law Without A State, 1997
Summary: The Maxwell bankruptcy was the first big international insolvency, one that moved into primary proceedings simultaneously in London and New York. This set up a battle between British administration and US Chapter 11. The intervention by certain individuals who had thought about the consequences of such bankruptcies, including lawyers and judges, enabled a private system of law to emerge to handle these
File size: 241 Kb, 23pp
- 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
- Lawyers and Arbitration: The Juridification of Construction Disputes (with A. Caiger)
Published: Modern Law Review, 1993
Summary: Analyzes the struggle for control in construction arbitrations between lawyers and other professionals such as architects and engineers. Suggests the lawyers are winning.
File size: 428 Kb, 29pp
- Doing Business: The Management of Uncertainty in Lawyers' Work
Published: Law and Society Review, 1991
Summary: In order to manage lawyer-client relationships, lawyers have to manage uncertainty. This requires them to take various kinds of risks in their interactions with clients in order to appear professional and knowledgeable. Data from an ethnographic study are presented.
File size: 575 Kb, 32pp
lawyer client relationships
- 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
- Review Essay - Courtroom 302 by Steve Bogira
Published: TBA, 2006
Summary: A review of Bogira's yearlong observation of a Chicago criminal court, its cases, and its judge.
File size: 50 Kb, 9pp
- Ambiguous Allegiances in the Lawyer-Client Relationship: The Case of Bankers and Lawyers
Published: TBA, 2009
Summary: The relationship between law firms and banks has a long history. Bankers and lawyers constantly work together on transactions so that their relationships are deep and enduring. Through the use of ethnography and interviews this paper examines this relationship and that of the lawyer and client. Because of the unusually tight relationship between bankers and lawyers, the lawyer-client relationship needs to be reconstituted. It is not possible to perceive it as merely a dyadic relationship; it is now multi-polar. Even though clients may be sophisticated repeat players, clients are caught up in a relationship where they will always be secondary to the primary relationship of banker and lawyer.
File size: 381Kb, 53pp
lawyer client relationships
- Lawyers as Sanctifiers: The Role of Elite Law Firms in International Business Transactions
Published: Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 2007
Summary: International large law firms are vital to the globalization of business transactions. Their role is generally ignored however. This paper analyzes their role using a theoretical gloss derived from Luhmann and the Jesuits. Various examples of transactional work are presented to illustrate the sanctification role.
File size: 364Kb, 33pp
fields of practice