Global continental shifts




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Long title: 
Global continental shifts to a new governance paradigm in lawyer regulation and consumer protection: riding the wave
Chapter author(s): 
Maute, Judith
Book title: 
Alternative Perspectives on Lawyers and Legal Ethics: Reimagining the Profession
Book editor(s): 
Bartlett, Francesca
Mortensen, Reid
Tranter, Kieran
Book type: 
Other
Page number: 
11
Publisher: 
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Year: 
2011
Place of publication: 
London and New York
Country: 
UK
USA

This chapter compares the progressive reforms in the United Kingdom with the balkanized state-based lawyer regulation in the United States. The UK reforms should not be viewed in isolation, but as possible byproducts of earlier reforms in Australia. While reforms in Australia and the UK can be seen as a global trend in the regulation of lawyers, the reform efforts also reflect contextual differences among each nation's history, demographics, and policies of market regulation. These differences affect whether the legal professions maintain primary control over regulatory enforcement.

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