Regulation and Deregulation: Policy and Practice in the Utilities and Financial Services Industries

Regulation and Deregulation: Policy and Practice in the Utilities and Financial Services Industries

Regulation and Deregulation: Policy and Practice in the Utilities and Financial Services Industries

Regulation and Deregulation: Policy and Practice in the Utilities and Financial Services Industries

Synopsis

Regulation and Deregulation is a revised version of papers presented at the Oxford Law Colloquium held at St John's College, Oxford, in March 1998. The Colloquium, organised by the Norton Rose M5 Group and the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford, provided a meeting place for discussion between practitioners and academics interested in regulation. This book makes available to a wider audience the fruits of those discussions. Current themes in the debate about how best to regulate are explored, concentrating in particular on the regulation of utilities and of the banking and financial services industry. Regulation and deregulation are of considerable, and increasing, importance in Britain and the wider world. This stimulating book will be welcomed by practising and academic lawyers in the regulations field, especially those concerned with the books particular areas of focus.

Excerpt

The chapters of this book are revised versions of papers presented at the Oxford Law Colloquium, held at St John's College, Oxford in March 1998. The theme of the conference was regulation and deregulation. The Colloquium, organised by the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford and the Norton Rose M5 Group, was intended to be a meeting place for academics and practitioners (both legal and policy) interested in regulation, and we were fortunate that so many of those taking part were distinguished in the area of regulation. Some of the rich discussion which these papers generated is reflected in the revised papers and in the introductory chapter.

The 1998 Colloquium was the last one which Professor Roy Goode attended as the Norton Rose Professor of English Law. He was instrumental in the establishment of these colloquia, and this seems an appropriate occasion on which to mark his retirement from the Chair but not, we hope, from academic life, to which he has so singularly contributed. His scholarship, teaching, guidance, inspiration and plain good sense would be sorely missed if he were to retire in any but a purely formal sense.

There are many who contributed to the success of the colloquium in 1998. Special thanks must go to Peter Smith at Norton Rose M5 who undertook to handle all the organisational aspects of the conference, and did so magnificently, assisted by his team at Norton Rose M5, particularly Emma Guest. I am also grateful to the contributors to this volume and to Dominic Shryane of OUP who worked to a tight timetable in order to ensure the book's speedy publication.

The book should be of broad interest, stretching across academic disciplines, across national boundaries, and across the divide between academics and practitioners. It should be of interest to anyone in the UK and abroad concerned with regulation issues generally, and particularly anyone who is involved in those areas of regulation on which there is a particular focus: the regulation of utilities, banking and financial services.

Christopher McCrudden Lincoln College, Oxford Ascension Day 1998 . . .

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