Resurgent Professionalism? Partnership and Professionalism in Global Law Firms

REDIRECTIONS IN THE STUDY OF EXPERT LABOUR, S. Ackroyd, G.D. Muzio, J.F. Chanlet, eds., Palgrave, 2007

25 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2006

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John Flood

Griffith University - Griffith Law School; University College London; University of Westminster - School of Law; Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Abstract

The industrialization of legal practice is leading to an increased tension between professionalism and business as varieties of the prevailing ethos in large law firms. Using historical and biographical data of law firms this tension is examined with the result that professionalism is, on the legal profession's own terms, dying out. Only in rare niche, smaller firms can residues of professionalism be located.

Keywords: law firms, legal profession, history, biography, professionalism, profession

JEL Classification: J44, K33

Suggested Citation

Flood, John A., Resurgent Professionalism? Partnership and Professionalism in Global Law Firms. REDIRECTIONS IN THE STUDY OF EXPERT LABOUR, S. Ackroyd, G.D. Muzio, J.F. Chanlet, eds., Palgrave, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=949565

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