We'll be back on Wednesday 2 January. In the meantime, here are some of our most memorable stories from 2012...
Lap dancer loses sacking claim [The Independent]
Matrix silk overturns Stringfellows stripper decision [The Lawyer]
University of Leicester law graduate lives on £1 a day to help tackle poverty in Nicaragua [24Dash]
What's more entertaining than a law firm rejection letter riddled with typos? [Above the Law]
Over a bottle or two of the finest Tesco Value red wine, the Legal Cheek team deliver their reflections on 2012 – and predictions for 2013...
Ed note: This is the latest post in the 'If I knew then what I know now' series, where leading members of the legal profession share their wisdom with the next generation of wannabes.
I have spent thirty years as an 'academic' – whatever that means – as a teacher of law and as part of a team founding a number of legal projects, including what is now a major law school. Some of these ventures were successful, others not, as is often the way in life, writes godfather of legal blogging Charon QC...
Julian Assange: "democracy is the sum of our resistance" [Head of Legal]
How the UK Border Agency nearly blew Robin Hood Airport "sky high" – a calamity at the "Twitter Joke Trial" airport of which you will not have heard [New Statesman]
5 people guaranteed to be at your office party [Bitter Lawyer]
MoD pays out millions to Iraqi torture victims [The Guardian]
How gossip transformed the legal industry [Details]