What we think

This is a collection of articles, presentation slides, posts and longer publications that provide some insights into our thinking - the issues that interest us and the ideas we are keen to promote. In some cases, these were produced to meet specific client requirements and are available in full via links on client websites. You can search amongst these by date or by theme, read our short summaries or download the full articles.

October 23, 2017
The global impact of the Legal Services Act 2007
As we mark the 10th anniversary of the Legal Services Act, those of us who have been knocking around the international legal services scene since the mid-2000s can be forgiven a wry smile.
March 13, 2017
Building Blocks for Successful Commercial Dispute Resolution Centres
Our work for three dispute resolution centres in Northern Ireland, Nigeria and Dubai has got us thinking about what makes an effective institution and an attractive offer for clients. In this series...
September 7, 2016
The role of law societies and bar associations in regulating and facilitating international trade in legal services
We wrote this article in response to a request to contribute the opening chapter to a forthcoming edition of the IBA publication, ‘Benchmarking Bar Associations: A Guide for Bar Associations and Law...
July 1, 2016
Hard Choices for Trade in Legal services post Brexit
This short article, which first appeared in the Brief in July 2016, provides a tour d’horizon of the trade in legal services issues that the government will need to deal with now the UK has taken the...
February 1, 2016
Trends in International Legal Regulation
This short report summarises the findings from a directory of legal regulators which we prepared for the International Bar Association. The report picks out a number of interesting trends in the...