Posts By: Alex Aldridge
An employed barrister who apparently called his pupil, amongst other things, "fucking mental" and “Paul’s Magistrates Court bitch" has been fined £5,000 for engaging in conduct which was discreditable to a barrister and/or likely to bring the profession into disrepute.
Steven Pidcock, an employed barrister at Wells Burcombe Solicitors with an interesting Twitter profile (see below), also accused the pupil of double-crossing him and colluding with colleagues during a spree of abusive behaviour against the pupil between October 2011 and March 2012.
A leaked bust-up between three London flatmates — who happen to be law students at UCL — appeared in the blogosphere overnight. The two main arguing parties clearly have a keen enthusiasm for their subject, employing an extensive range of legal jargon in their angry exchange...
A US lawyer is at the centre of a storm of legal blogosphere ridicule after being duped by a classic Nigerian inheritance scam...
Several pupillage hopefuls have alerted us to the incredibly fast pupillage application schedule being operated by Kings Court Chambers in Birmingham.
As you can see from the screenshot below, Kings Court invited wannabe barristers to submit their applications by Thursday (5 December), attend interview on Friday (6 December) and then — if successful — start their pupillage tomorrow (10 December).
Amid continued concerns about the numbers of training contracts available, fewer students are doing the full-time Legal Practice Course (LPC) than at any time in recent history.
Law student spots cockroach in Subway while eating sandwich [Manchester Evening News]
Don't have children unless you are ready to marry, says High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge [The Telegraph]
Def Leppard considering legal action against One Direction over Midnight Memories? [Unreality TV]
Lincoln's Inn remember honorary bencher Nelson Mandela [Twitter]
— Ian Unsworth Q.C. (@ianunsworthqc) December 8, 2013
Brazilian legal expert sues makers of app that allows women to anonymously rate men after he gets 7.7/10 [Mail Online]
Lawyers offer support to Alessandra Pacchieri forced caesarian case [The Telegraph]
Objection! 11 unflattering celebrity courtroom sketches [The Poke]
Views my own: five Twitter bio clichés to avoid [Financial Times]