Sexism

Is It OK For Barristers To Call Their Client a ‘Slag’?

This morning, I tweeted a story about a barrister who’d described his client as a “slag”. Referring to a CCTV film of the client lifting her skirt and flirting with three men who she is then alleged to have taken to murder her wealthy husband, Stuart Rafferty QC stated in his closing speech: “You’ve all… Read more »

Male Colleagues Nicknamed Me ‘Tiny Tits’, Says Ex-Clifford Chance Intern Who ‘Trained As a Lawyer In London’

Officially, City law firms are beacons of post-sexism enlightenment. In private, though, you hear all sorts of stories… Occasionally one of these stories creeps into print. Yesterday an article (£) about French people in London featuring Clifford Chance intern-turned fashion blogger Camille Charrière (pictured) appeared in the Sunday Times. Here’s the relevant passage: Charrière lives… Read more »

‘MY WIFE, SHE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND ME…’

Follow @debbiematthews1 Debbie Matthews regrets her night out with a senior male colleague Wednesday morning. I’m back in the cosy confines of my office, feeling slightly nauseous. The nausea seems less about the wine I drank last night, and more about my flashbacks of the evening. I eventually left the bar at around 10.30 –… Read more »

THE OLD BOYS’ CLUB’S OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Follow @debbiematthews1 Women are rarely welcomed into judges’ chambers for cosy post-case chats, says Deborah Matthews, continuing her tales of legal life Sitting in my office, reeling at my weakness for having agreed to a drink with predatory middle-aged lawyer, I realise I have work to do. So I run haphazardly in my stilettos and… Read more »