Lawyer Watch

There’s an eloquent critique of OFR from a senior practitioner (Nicky Richmond of Brechers) on the Lawyer’s webpage. I’m in the agnostic camp (thank goodness) on OFR.  I see its benefits and its risks.  And I recognise in Nicky Richmond’s  piece the concerns the kinds of things I would be complaining about if it was being done in academia (analogous things have in fact been going on for some time).  For all that I sympathise, isn’t there a schizophrenia in the reaction too?  We want self regulation, but we want someone else to do it, we want someone to tell us what to do, but when they do we don’t like it?  We don’t want one size fits all, but nor do we want complexity.  It’s a conundrum which OFR seeks to ‘solve’ by making firms more responsible for their own approach and thus making the rules more flexible…

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  1. Uba Babs Says:

    There is an individual choice here,it is left for any to accept or reject depending on ones conviction on the choice to make.

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