Inns of Court clamp down on skateboarding barristers
Test will be introduced next year, along with minimum 2:1 entry requirement
There may be confusion about the right of solicitor-advocate Alan Blacker to call himself ‘Lord Harley of Counsel’. But the man is the undisputed Lord of LinkedIn
Speaking exclusively to Legal Cheek, Alan Blacker — who also goes by the title Lord Harley — hits back at Crown Court judge who questioned his appearance, title and qualifications
What a bank holiday means to pupil barristers
A musical interlude
Drying some washing outside the Pakistan Supreme Court
There are ways to make it to the top in law without a glittering academic record — or indeed hardly any academic record at all
Mayo Wynne Baxter trainee Christina Spencer is mystified at newspaper’s suggestion that she has quit her legal career
Edinburgh Festival show in which comedians go head-to-head in boozy moots has run extended amid stars’ desperation to have a go
£1.05 for a mug of hot water at Guildford Crown Court?!
Decisions could be swayed by trends in law firm graduate recruitment such as ‘CV blind’
What price justice?
Legal Cheek editor Alex Aldridge gets the lowdown from Norton Rose Fulbright on what it takes to emerge victorious from a training contract assessment centre
London IP law firm Carpmaels & Ransford maintains dignified silence after TV adventurer Bear Grylls lifts legal threat against start-up knife company ‘Bear Blades’
English universities take first and second spot in (slightly random) list of visually splendid law schools, with five more institutions from our green and pleasant land featuring elsewhere in the top 50.
Legal Cheek has obtained copies of the LPC funding scam emails that have prompted the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to issue a warning to wannabe lawyers
Scottish solicitor Peter Reid, who moved to Texas in 2010, succeeds where many Brits have failed as he wows US with YouTube masterpiece
First White & Case and Burges Salmon nudged up their trainee numbers, and now — Legal Cheek can reveal — Clyde & Co is increasing its quota substantially
Bag a pupillage and you’ve made it into the secret garden of the bar; fail and you’re just another BPTC grad sucker — no wonder wannabe barristers are nervous today
New figures give weight to the suspicion that the senior bar is full of not-so-bright slackers from privileged backgrounds
West Midlands cinema at heart of Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corp goes on the market
Judging by these posters spotted in east London yesterday, the concept of “hipster law” — as celebrated by a recent Twitter hashtag frenzy — may actually exist.
Reduction in trainee numbers has taken place over two years as part of a bid to boost firm’s retention rate
Seemingly innocuous lawyer advert is in fact a clever publicity stunt for Breaking Bad spin-off
What your parents say when you tell them you want to quit law to become an artist
Journalists at London office of social news website BuzzFeed think people who study law are much less cool than them
CCTV footage of extraordinary Kazakhstan courtroom bust-up becomes viral hit
The Court of Appeal has torn into a criminal barrister and referred him to the Bar Standards Board for getting into a slanging match with a Crown Court judge — but what did the pair actually say to each other?
The best bits from yesterday’s #TCapps Q&A, featuring Norton Rose Fulbright, Mayer Brown, Aspiring Solicitors, Kaplan Law School and David Allen Green — amongst a host of other experts and wannabe lawyers.
Divorce lawyer Wilkinson wins; last year’s top hottie Patrick Hennessey down to fourth place; 17 new entrants to 21-strong list
Advice from, amongst others, Norton Rose Fulbright, Mayer Brown, Aspiring Solicitors and David Allen Green in hour-long session that is open to all.
Top Blackstone Chambers silk fires warning to Your Barrister Boyfriend duo as she joins Twitter ahead of Barrister Hottie 2014.
21% of 2013 trainees at top 30 law firms are Oxbridge, 58% are Russell Group — only 15% went to other unis, with 6% studying abroad.
Law firm advertising reaches cricket bats.
The Queen of Pre-nups Ayesha Vardag and her new hubby Stephen Bence — both of London law firm Vardags — made an unexpected appearance as contestants on hit Channel Four show ‘Couples Come Dine With Me’ this week.
Lawyer also has a yellow and green office, a yellow and green car and only eats yellow and green food.
Attempt to write something memorable backfires spectacularly.
Lawyers escape the office en masse to watch the Tour de France whiz down the back of the Inns of Court this afternoon.
Decline in LPC applications suggests that students don’t believe recent increase in training contract numbers will be sustained.