Actress says she’d advise her daughter to be a lawyer to avoid the “heartbreaking rejection” of life as an actor. Hmmm…
Best of the legal profession reaction as Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney pool their powers
Lawyers’ CVs are even more dishonest than bankers’ CVs?!
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: UWE law graduate Bilal Rauf tells Legal Cheek about his maverick strategy to land a training contract
Initiative or desperation?
American lawyer turns up for his disciplinary hearing dressed as Thomas Jefferson, complete with 18th Century wig
Now for some glaringly obvious advice
Do people really hate lawyers this much?
“This might be funny if these were not the people running our justice system”
A Daily Mail reader spits out his lunch upon discovering that Chris Grayling employs his wife on £35,000-£40,000-a-year
Solicitors hit back after Scots law phrase is branded “Harry Potter” language
How long until someone gets a Judge Rinder one of these?
“I confirm that I will be taking away the flambé into the HOME for the CONSUMPTION”
Professional regulator indicates that it may act as more questions raised over the LinkedIn CV of solicitor-advocate Alan Blacker
Now this is how you crowdfund
Lawyers slog it out in ping pong head-to-head
Lord of LinkedIn saga gets a new chapter
Sam Clague couldn’t get a TC, so he started a paralegal recruitment business — and law firms quickly became interested in his entrepreneurial spirit
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