For anyone interested in UK access to justice perspectives and research, I strongly recommend Richard Moorhead’s LawyerWatch.
Richard is at the University of Cardiff, and one of the most highly respected researchers in UK in access to justice.
Here are just some of his recent posts:
- Blinded by Complaints, on whether complaints about lawyers should be public
- Legal Aid Cuts, Are They Falling on the Broadest Shoulders? about which sectors of the bar should take the income cuts required by the UK legal aid cuts
- Competition, Kill or Cure? about the implications of the return to competitive bidding for legal aid service contracts.
I hope you find it interesting. Richard contributes scientific rigor and a critical mind to important debates — debates that seem to be more public in the UK than in the US. His most recent blog, on lawyer referral fees, show the comment process that they go through in the UK, and how much discussion draws on concrete research data.