20 years on and classic lawyer bust-up has resurfaced on viral video site Break.com
Legal commentator doyen Joshua Rozenberg leads the charge against a high street practice that appears to have a penchant for lifting other writers’ words
Court canteens — menus range from the ridiculous to the dangerous
Renowned American comedian and actor started movie career in forgettable role as a courtroom hack
Law student blackmails and kills to secure job at top firm
The Law Society’s excellent adventure kicks off again this year with 17 award categories for solicitors, including a gong for training
Spookily, 1989 cult classic Back to the Future II — which is set in 2015 — forecast not only hipster fashion, but the end of lawyers…
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
Legal Cheek has obtained copies of the LPC funding scam emails that have prompted the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to issue a warning to wannabe lawyers
A Slaughter and May 1979 comedy skit amazingly featured a blacked-up lawyer playing a character applying for a training contract — he later became the firm’s senior partner, stepping down in 2008
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 »