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Liberalisation and the legal profession in England and Wales

Dunne, Niamh (2021) Liberalisation and the legal profession in England and Wales. Cambridge Law Journal, 80 (2). 274 - 307. ISSN 0008-1973

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0008197321000271


This article explores the process and impact of liberalisation on the legal profession in England and Wales. Liberalisation brings a tendency to consider the profession in market-focused terms, with the professional-client relationship reconfigured in overtly economic fashion as constituting the interaction of supply and demand. The article examines the past and present structure of the profession, arguments for liberalisation, and manifestations of liberalisation efforts. Having identified the distinctive dynamics of supply and demand within legal services markets, the article considers the potential implications, both immediate and in broader societal terms, of reconceptualising the legal profession in this manner.

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Additional Information: © 2021 Cambridge Law Journal and Contributors
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2021 10:18
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:57

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