Lawyers

Too many lawyers? Blame the bankers

Gordon Gekko back for the global recession

The rocketing number of law graduates — and the topsy-like growth of the legal profession over the last generation — has got The Times worried. But the numbers aren’t as simple as they seem

Judge Dread’s coming to town

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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

Hashtag hilarity: #FakeWongaLawFirms

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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.

Cease and desist letter sent to prevent ‘beardism’ that violates ‘Sexually Dynamic Lifestyle’ moustache trademark goes viral

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 »

Lawyer bills 29 hours in one day

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 »