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‘Solicitor Saturday’: Law Firm Releases Surreal Personal Injury-Themed Sky Sports Spoof

For those unfamiliar with the show, Sky Sports' 'Soccer Saturday' sees washed-up ex-footballers offer excitable commentary on unfolding events in the Premier League every week. Neither its format nor its content is obviously analogous with personal injury law. Yet Liverpool-based GT Law obviously sees a link, having commissioned this spoof legal-themed version of the show,... Read more »

Rookie Solicitor Who Once Won The Premier League Nets Spot On John Terry FA Disciplinary Panel

Life for most two-year qualified solicitors revolves around photo-copying, filing and tea-making. However, when you’ve joined the profession late, bringing with you valuable experience from a previous high profile career, you get to intersperse the dogsbody work with a few treats. Not so long ago, Stuart Ripley was a marauding Premier League and England winger,... Read more »

In-House Solicitor Makes Euro 2012 Debut

Sometimes the only way lawyers can sate their thirst for applying rules is by taking extra jobs where they get to apply more rules. Forth Electrical Services in-house counsel Craig Thomson, who last night refereed Portugal's dramatic 3-2 win over Denmark, is an example of this phenomenon. The problem is finding enough time to fit... Read more »

Does Chelsea’s City Lawyer Chairman Know What He’s Doing?

Meet Bruce Buck (pictured left), the Chelsea FC chairman, member of Roman Abramovich’s inner circle, and London managing partner of giant US law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. During his journey to the pinnacle of law, Buck has traded heavily on his reputation for being hard-headed, and even curmudgeonly. "Nothing is a natural... Read more »

#TweetsOfTheWeek

Follow @LegalCheek Legal Cheek is watching you… Twitter put down of the week Rookie barrister @RupertMyers' empathy-radiating response to @OccupyTheInns' blog (which urged jobless law grads to occupy the Inns of Court). "My level of sympathy approaches 0. Might as well be an 'occupy premiership football' movement.” Twitter gag of the week This incredible video... Read more »