Being negative about law – the spiel I did on law and barriers to innovation
"The legal profession has the luxury of being a high status occupation to which many flock. What usually happens with high status careers is that they become colonized by social elites that have privileged access to high quality education and useful social networks..."
On Tuesday (22 May) I spoke at a panel debate organised by Vodafone general counsel Rosemary Martin (pictured), focusing on innovation, diversity and the law, having been invited to give the hard-nosed view on how the profession operates. The slightly more diplomatic members of the panel were RSG’s Reena SenGupta, Dr Louise Ashley of Cass Business School and lawyer and consultant Stephanie Haladner, with Thomson Reuters EMEA general counsel Daragh Fagan putting the public speaking skills of this print journalist to shame with expert chairing.
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