Posts By: Emily Jupp

How ‘Statement’ Can Male Lawyers Be With Their Choice Of Footwear?

As Christian Louboutin prepares to open a new dedicated men’s footwear store on London’s Dover Street, a City lawyer found himself quoted in the Financial Times last week as part of an article about men showing greater daring in their choice of footwear, writes Legal Cheek’s sartorial advice guru Auntie Em(ily Jupp). Here’s the quote:… Read more »

How To Face Down Dirty Tactics During a Vac Scheme

Over the weekend, ‘The Budding Lawyer’ wrote of the dirty tactics he had fallen victim to during his recent vac scheme. Here’s the gist of what happened: The Budding Lawyer tells a fellow vac-schemer that he finds the trainee he has been assigned to “boring”. Later, during a schmooze and drinks session, The Budding Lawyer… Read more »

‘Does Grindr Count As An Extra-Curricular Activity?’

The other day, desperate for something memorable to put in the gaping ‘outside interests’ section of his training contract application form, law student @MoykeG tweeted: “Does Grindr count as an extra-curricular activity?” With the TC application deadline upon us today, Auntie Em (aka Emily Jupp) advises: Dear Moyke, I have asked some friends about this… Read more »

Lunch with Legal Cheek: Mark Stephens

You can change the world through law, star media lawyer Mark Stephens tells Emily Jupp, but it doesn’t sate your artistic side There is one question any serious journalist couldn’t fail to ask Mark Stephens CBE, the top media lawyer who has probably appeared in more big name cases than any other solicitor: “Does Julian… Read more »

Can One Fart in The Ladies at Work? Auntie Em Advises…

Dear Auntie Em, This one is a little bit embarrassing, I’m afraid. Okay, so let’s get straight to the point. I have a slight issue with trapped wind that is affecting me at work. My question is: how acceptable is it to relieve myself of the wind in the ladies at work? You see, I’m… Read more »

‘I WANT TO NET A STUNNER, 25, TOO!’ Auntie Em Advises…

Dear Auntie Em, I read with great interest your piece dated 6 February, ‘Barrister, 40: How I Netted Stunner, 25′. As it happens, I’m 40 myself, a barrister, and, since the breakdown of my relationship two years ago, single. Despite re-reading the aforementioned article a number of times, I’m still not clear how the barrister… Read more »

Legal Am-Dram: Lawyers Retry Playwright Joe Orton

Legal Cheek associate editor Emily Jupp reviews Friday’s re-trial of 1960s playwright and library-book defacer Joe Orton “The old whore society really lifted up her skirts and the stench was pretty foul,” said criminal defence solicitor and Lib Dem councillor Greg Foxsmith on Friday night in Islington. This wasn’t an indictment of modern society, nor… Read more »