Law Society-arranged Twitter hashtag conversation spawns depressing assessment of the future of legal aid and public law work
Chancery Lane marketing campaign trumpeting lobbying efforts elicits jibes over failure to halt legal aid cuts With Yorkshire bruiser and former Law Society chief executive Des Hudson off the premises as of the beginning of this month, Chancery Lane seems to be trying to love-bomb solicitors to convince hard-pressed members that they get value for… Read more »
Research reveals legal profession to be out of the top-10 groups addicted to the caffeine rush, suggesting all this talk of hard work is exaggerated Despite the image of highly-stressed law firm associates and trainees toiling under whip-cracking pressure from departmental partners in the rarefied air of global legal practice, lawyers don’t seem to be… Read more »
Junior lawyer highlights inner workings of Solicitor Regulation Authority helpline
Best bail judgment ever
Leading English divorce specialist slams mini-break mediation venture, describing it as unworkable and potentially dangerous
Doctors v Lawyers
US judge removed from the bench after he instructs police to zap accused with a 50,000 volt electric shock
Solicitors attack Justice Secretary for bullying their own professional body
What if you combined lawyers with the latest in satellite navigation technology?
Rookie City lawyer had been advised that no one would find out, but she (eventually) told the truth — and now her legal career is over
EXCLUSIVE: The latest training contract rises at CMS Cameron McKenna and Irwin Mitchell contrast with drops at magic circle duo and other City outfits as targets are announced for 2014-15 recruitment round
In a move that leaves the University of Law with only one magic circle firm on its books, Clifford Chance joins Allen & Overy in defecting to rival
Jury still out on whether Justice Secretary Grayling as well as Law Society and Bar Council top dogs will get wet They may have spent years being dismissed by solicitors and barristers as the invisible branch of the legal profession, but today legal executives took a front-row-centre spot in the professional firmament by leading the… Read more »
Social services take note — kebabs should be promoted to the front line in the battle against domestic violence. At least, that’s the view of a licensing lawyer in Scotland
Shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan nominates the bête noir of much of the legal profession to take a drenching — while other luminaries are also in the spotlight
As a new team arrives at beleaguered Chancery Lane, Legal Cheek sets out the issues the solicitors’ profession leadership should be addressing for law students and young lawyers
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.