International Perspectives on the Regulation of Lawyers and Legal Services
This collection explores developments in the regulation of legal services by examining the control of the markets in several key countries and in jurisdictions within countries. The contributions consider emerging adjustments in regulatory structures and methods; examine the continuing role, if any, of professionals and how this may be changing; and speculate on the future of legal services regulation in each jurisdiction. The introductory and concluding chapters draw together similarities, differences and conclusions regarding directions of change in the regulation of legal services. They consider the emergence of alternatives to professionalism as a means of regulating legal services and some implications for the rule of law.
Includes studies of less familiar jurisdictions such as Japan and Singapore as well as more familiar ones such as the UK, Germany, Canada, the US and Australia.