Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's Mr Compensator!
A law firm's friendly reminder to staff on the importance of punctuation.
Poor wannabe lawyers have it so much worse than other students, as Legal Cheek duo Thomas Connelly and Lucy Pether (pictured) well know...
Who turns up to court in their pyjamas?
The winner of our Facebook caption competition is...Elwyn Evans.
Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption (in the orange scarf) keeping it real on the Tube.
"Do you swear by Almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster that the evidence…"
No brass knuckles, railroad spikes or throwing stars inside the courtroom please.
To celebrate the Mitchell judgment* Wigapedia has created a special commemorative bingo card.
Strictly hugs, smiles and warm fuzzy feelings in this US courtroom.
Honesty is the best policy when naming your law firm...
A guide to what instructing solicitors are really telling barristers.
In anticipation of this evening's 'If I knew' Q&A at Inner Temple, the Legal Cheek team have selected their favourite articles from the early days of the 'If I knew then what I know now' series. In no particular order... JOSHUA ROZENBERG JOHN COOPER QC LUCY REED DAVID ALLEN GREEN MATTHEW RYDER QC SEAN JONES... Read more »
Entering law straight from school as an apprenctice put Chartered Institute of Legal Executives president Stephen Gowland in a position to start his own law firm aged just 32.
The Lawyer-Origami meme has been crying out for a UK caption. Wigapedia does the honours.
In a varied career that has spanned practising as a solicitor, financial journalism and the authoring of several well-known books about commercial awareness, Hogan Lovells' Chris Stoakes has learnt to follow his heart.
Lawyer and blogger David Allen Green has had enough of tiresome legislation and meddlesome courts... Government and parliament waste too much time passing legislation. Last year there were 31 public acts of parliament and nearly 3,000 statutory instruments. Whitehall and Westminster would be better employed doing other things. And all this statutory output is subject to the... Read more »
In a line of work that's not exactly secure, it's helpful to gain early experience at dealing with adversity, reckons Doughty Street's Francis FitzGibbon QC I didn’t know any lawyers. My mother’s ex-husband was a solicitor, but he had horns and a forked tail (or so she said). I did not read law at university,... Read more »
Back when I chose to be a barrister I really didn’t know a great deal about the profession. I guess I was probably attracted to the performing side of the Bar, the going off to court and having an argument, writes BabyBarista author Tim Kevan. Certainly I did end up enjoying that aspect of the... Read more »
If I knew then what I know now, I’d have been keener to study law. At school I’d wanted to study history at university and only ended up reading law after an unforeseen episode, writes Gary Slapper. When I was in the sixth form, I went to have the designated ‘career interview’ with Mr Sharman. I... Read more »
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... Read more »
I see barristers' refusal to embrace diversity monitoring has been described as "embarrassing" and "pathetic". What nonsense, writes pupil barrister-to-be OccupyTheInns. There is absolutely nothing embarrassing or pathetic about declining to disclose highly personal data about oneself. In fact, I regard the Bar’s stance on this matter as something of which to be proud. Unlike... Read more »