Foreword to: 'The Regulation of the Legal Profession in Ireland'
The Regulation of the Legal Profession in Ireland, Maeve Hosier (Quid Pro Books, 2014)
4 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Date Written: August 16, 2014
The foreword shows how in the recession of 2008 lawyers escaped culpability while bankers were excoriated for their role in it. Nevertheless in Ireland, when it became a debtor country in the Eurozone, the Troika (IMF, EU, ECB) enforced a restructuring of the legal services market. This is viewed in the global context of a shift towards liberalisation of the legal services market at national and supranational levels. Despite the shift lawyers are rejecting change where they can, or, if they are unable to resist, at least attempt to delay it.
Keywords: legal profession, regulation, legal services market, globalization
JEL Classification: J44, K20
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