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BUIRA Online Paper Development Session: (De)professionalisation and the role of 'law': evolving professional projects in HR and legal services.

BUIRA Online Paper Development Session September 30th 12:15-13:00

(De)professionalisation and the role of 'law': evolving professional projects in HR and legal services.

Eleanor Kirk (University of Glasgow, School of Law) and Esme Terry (University of Leeds, ESRC Digit Research Centre)

In this seminar we explore the place of ‘law’ and the ‘legal’ in processes of professionalisation and de-professionalisation. We consider law and the legal as forms of technical expertise and as well as normative, ideological and legitimating resources. We will explore questions regarding the need for, and avenues of diffusion of law into society, to shed light on the varying fortunes of different occupational groups of expert and non-expert practitioners, and the evolution of law as an institution regulating work and employment. In this short work-in-progress presentation, we will outline the findings from two separate qualitative studies - drawing on data resulting from interviews with HR practitioners and lawyers respectively - and offer some preliminary synthesis of the findings from these distinct case studies.

Please register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paper-development-session-tickets-170356212016

If you have any questions or would like to present in a future paper development session please contact Emma: E.S.Hughes@liverpool.ac.uk

13th September 2021