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There are 4 items matching keyword solicitor advocates:
- 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
- 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
- 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