Viz stokes debate by reflecting on the desirability of a career as a solicitor
A key historic plank of the solicitor qualification process is dying — but the training contract is going not with a bang, but a whimper
Two-and-a-half years on from the Occupy movement’s foray into the provision of justice, the 1% get their revenge as spate of court sell-offs continues
The craze of getting the general public to finance a business — and run the risk of failure — has taken a giant leap in the legal profession
Life as a solicitor or barrister isn’t always what it seems
While the rest of the legal profession scratches its head in bafflement at the elevation of Jeremy Wright and Robert Buckland, the Law Society President tweets fawning congratulations
“Fancy joining the Paras?” asks a Quality Solicitor franchise firm in Dudley, applying gloss to some fairly mundane social welfare and family law tasks.
Legal profession workers are massively more stressed out and pissed off than the average worker, a leading solicitors’ firm discovers after sending in the survey boffins.
Dominic Grieve QC replaced by a non-silk who promotes his ability to video-conference with the best of them
James Mitchell — whose video of Slaughter and May 33 years ago went viral after being unearthed by Legal Cheek — recalls magic circle life in the dark ages.
High street law firm newbies kitted out in silly clobber while the skateboarder from Dirty Sanchez takes over business development.
Calling all students, trainee solicitors, hard-pressed pupils, struggling legal aid lawyers, general dole loafers and functioning alcoholics: the Law Society is flogging pints of Stella for £2.85!
33 years on, one Slaughter and May home video star is still at the firm, another is at Herbert Smith Freehills, while the solicitor behind the camera has left the law altogether.
Lawyer also has a yellow and green office, a yellow and green car and only eats yellow and green food.
A chap standing for the bench in the home of country music bears some striking resemblances to the man with the Lawgiver pistol and purveyor of summary executions
It was traumatic and shoes were hurled from windows, but eventually the country’s “top” divorce lawyer was able to sign her own fail-safe document
Following Wonga’s creation of fake law firms Chainey, D’Amato & Shannon and Barker & Lowe, Twitter users have been having some fun with the #FakeWongaLawFirms hashtag. Here are a selection.
Parody accounts already alive on Twitter as pay-day lender coughs up millions in compensation
Legal profession toilets aren’t quite at ‘Trainspotting’ levels of degradation, but many could do better
Will colleagues at Winston & Strawn’s London office follow suit by … er … stripping off their suits?
King Charles spaniel-obsessed lawyer issues “motion to compel” as a gentle nudge to other half.
At the risk of appearing puerile, may we draw your attention to one of Turkey’s up-and-coming law firms…
A battle of semantics between two US lawyers has culminated in one requesting to be referred to as “Captain Justice” in a surreal court filing that has swept the internet over the weekend…
A spoof cease and desist letter sent by the American Mustache Institute (AMI) to a baseball team featuring a high number of facial hair-sporting members has gone viral after a major news agency took it seriously. The letter — re-produced in full below — states that the Boston Red Sox’s “marketing of beardism violates the expressed federal… Read more »
A US lawyer is facing disciplinary proceedings after billing for a 29-hour day. According to an audit, state-funded defence work specialist Ben Swift also submitted bills for days where he worked for 23 hours, 21.5 hours and 21 hours… Swift’s own lawyer says that his client — who is the highest-paid court-appointed lawyer in Ohio… Read more »
US lawyer Justin Bieber, the owner of Philadelphia-based J.Bieber Law, has launched a social media campaign in order to help promote his firm’s burgeoning personal injury and general litigation practice…
US lawyer Chris Sevier has filed a claim against Apple for failing to protect him from porn after he accidentally typed “Fuckbook.com” into Google. The misspelling meant that, rather than arrive at Facebook as he had expected, Sevier — who was using Apple’s Safari web browser at the time — was directed to a host… Read more »
A junior lawyer who lost his job at top US firm Bryan Cave is facing five years in jail for threatening to kill a former colleague at the firm. Central to the case is a voicemail apparently left by Ryan Walsh, 30, in which he details his murderous plan…
“After 16 years practising personal injury law I have now seen it all,” wrote Zenith Chambers barrister Andrew Wilson yesterday evening on Twitter after spotting Bradford’s ‘Pimp my Claim’. But who owns it?
Corporate Twitter accounts are often criticised for their blandness. But what happens when they go the other way and crack controversial gags about national treasures like David Beckham? BPP Professional Education (of which BPP Law School is the jewel in the crown) found out the hard way yesterday when its official Twitter account issued this… Read more »
Is the wintry mini-disaster movie created by Bhayani Bracewell in its YouTube Christmas card an unwitting expression of anxiety or a coded cry for help?
In October we reported on a US law graduate’s bid to pay off his massive debts via an appeal on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The deadline for the ‘Save Nick’ campaign expired over the weekend. So how much did Nick Freilich (pictured below) raise?
Take a school uniform-clad Hollywood star, superimpose over her the logo of your law students’ association, add in some text encouraging female law students to “network” their way to the top rather than follow traditional pathways, and you have a recipe for trouble. Especially when you factor in the power of social media to make… Read more »
Earlier in the day we posted a note on our Facebook page about the pseudo-legal message that has been doing the rounds on said medium. Magic spell-like, the message claims to preserve users’ copyright over their postings. The message in full is below…
I may have gone a little too far last month when I urged criminals to target fresh-off-the-plane American lawyer Mark Herrmann. But the ‘London is so expensive and weird’ blog post he wrote for New York-based legal website Above the Law was annoying…
Most of the top 30 UK law firms have “mediocre” websites that are defined by their “dry” approach and “staid” tone, according to a survey by a digital benchmarking company. It names the worst five sites as Holman Fenwick Willan, Addleshaw Goddard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, DAC Beachcroft and SNR Denton…
A US judge’s stinging criticism of a lawyer’s ability to write concisely has been doing the rounds on the internet over the last few days. Having criticised the lawyer for exceeding a page-limit of 25 pages, Judge Steven Merryday states… He then proceeds to heavily edit one of the paragraphs submitted by the lawyer:
A US lawyer has admitted that he starred in porn films in the 1970s then lied when questioned about it during his second campaign for an elected district attorney position. In a news conference on Friday, the upstate New York district attorney Mark Suben (pictured, left, in action during the 70s), said: “Recently materials have… Read more »
A LinkedIn survey has found that law is the sixth most common dream job, making it a more widely held aspiration than becoming an astronaut, writer or professional athlete. But as you can see in the list below, law (the dream job of 3.9% of those surveyed) is no match for engineering (7.7%) or being… Read more »
Yesterday at 5:17pm – a full three hours and 16 minutes after the announcement had been made that Norton Rose and US firm Fulbright & Jaworski were to merge, and the story had been dissected at length by the main legal publications on both sides of the Atlantic – The American Lawyer magazine’s London correspondent roared… Read more »