Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Clients: Power, Practice and Privilege

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham
Monday 29 June (10:00) - Tuesday 30 June 2015 (16:30)

This event is free to attend, including a dinner at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham city centre on the Monday evening, but registration via Eventbrite is required.


Dr Steven Vaughan is holding a two-day, free to attend symposium at the Law School, University of Birmingham on 29-30 June 2015, titled ‘Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Clients: Power, Practice and Privilege.’  This is generously funded by the ESRC ‘Future Research Leader’ grant scheme.

Over the two days, we will explore various aspects of large law firm practice: the relationships between corporate lawyers and their clients; lawyer’s ethics;  lawyer independence and the rule of law; legal professional privilege; law firms, businesses and human rights; legal risk; the changing role of General Counsel; bribery and corruption; lawyers’ duties; talent and inclusion; conflicts of interest etc.

Paul Philip (Chief Executive, Solicitors Regulation Authority) will open the conference. Our keynote address on the Monday evening will be by Richard Moorhead, Professor of Law and Ethics at University College London.

The papers, speakers and delegates intentionally reflect a broach church: academics, students, private practice solicitors, in-house lawyers, law firm General Counsel, regulators, consultants and members of the public. Over the two days, you will have the opportunity to hear from 35 speakers drawing on experiences of corporate lawyers and corporate clients in the UK, the wider EU, the US, Australia and Indonesia.

The full programme can be found on the conference website:


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