Previously published as: Managerial Law
Online from: 2008
Subject Area: Business Ethics and Law
Options: To add Favourites and Table of Contents Alerts please take a Emerald profile
Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 423 times since 2011
Article citation: Chris Gale, Clive Smallman, (2011) "Editorial", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 53 Iss: 1, pp. -
The beginning of 2011 sees the first edition of the journal under new Editorship. It is the new team’s intent to carry on with the good work of its predecessors in pushing this journal to the forefront of the mind of those people dealing nationally and internationally with legal, managerial and regulatory issues. That team’s first Editorial in early 2007 spoke of finding “viewpoints” on the current agenda facing external and internal relationships in consumer and corporate issues. It was hoped, and certainly turned out to be, that the reader found those opinions thought provoking and worthy of detailed analysis and response. Four years on, the sentiment is the same and our hope is that this edition as well as those to follow, provides some of those thought provoking viewpoints. The hope in 2007 that international aspects would continue to be prominent features for this publication is certainly true in this edition with three out of the four articles being from outside the UK.
The fascinating insight into the judicial system of Bangladesh (Pranab Kumar Panday and Md. Awal Hossain Mollah) plots the development of a system through a series of “international interventions” and perhaps explains to some extent how and why a judicial system should and, when given the opportunity, will always be unique to the people it serves even if having striking similarities to others which have touched it over the years – this is surely a good thing and whilst a blow to those who think one size should fit all, sets the scene for how international understanding, discussion and co-operation can work best at judicial level. An example of the operations of a judicial system are explored in an interesting article on contracts of employment and various legal and non-legal dimensions thereto (Sam Middlemiss). Post-crisis developments in an area often at odds with national legal jurisdictions precisely because of its size and internationality – international financial markets – are considered (Alexander Suetin) and questions of regulations and ability to regulate across jurisdictions will surely be raised in the reader’s mind while the thorny question of credit rationing in times of crisis is taken on (Ana Kundid and Roberto Ercegovac) through the lens of a particular jurisdiction, Croatia, but with the lessons for a wider audience being very much in view.
We hope this edition continues the best traditions of our predecessors. We will endeavour to ensure that those to come follow in the same footsteps.
Chris Gale, Clive Smallman