The Stobart Group's foray into law may just be the beginning of a campaign for world domination...
Interview: Chris Grayling [Law Society Gazette]
The RSPCA tried to ruin my life, says Five Paper Buildings barrister [Mail Online]
Five law firms make £35million by suing the NHS [The Sun]
Sir Anthony Hooper, former Lord Justice of Appeal, warns that the government's legal aid proposals will cause miscarriages of justice [Sunday Express]
A QC's message to Express readers [Twitter]
Dear idiot commentators on the Daily Express site. The problem with legal aid is not greedy lawyers. I AM a greedy lawyer, I don't do L/Aid
— Sean Jones (@seanjones11kbw) May 19, 2013
Lawyers' treatment of gang grooming victims prompts call for reform [The Observer]
Rihanna instructs Redd Smith to sue Topshop for a reported £3.5million for selling T-shirts of her face [The Mirror]
Solicitor overlooked for job after becoming pregnant wins discrimination case [The Telegraph]
Emotional intelligence: What can learned lawyers learn from the less learned? [The Barrister]
Leeds Carnegie star swaps rugby for law [Yorkshire Evening Post]
Lady Justice on the
tube bus [Jules Carey on Twitter]
Apocalypse soon? The UK without the European Convention on Human Rights [UK Human Rights Blog]
Solicitor caught trying to smuggle drugs and phones into a prison has been jailed for four years [BBC News]
Mini pupillage becomes work experience in private school auction row [The Lawyer]
How male biased are you in your RTs? [Twee-Q]
Is Rhys Bevan (pictured) crazy? Why would anyone in their right mind reject a place at one of the top universities in the country to go and do an unglamorous legal apprenticeship at a local authority? Actually, though, when 24 year-old Bevan explains his career choices to date, they kind of make sense...
In the latest post in the 'If I knew then what I know now' series, recently-appointed silk PJ Kirby QC explains how he has come to value gut instinct on his unlikely journey to the top.
A lot has changed since I came to the Bar in 1989, having been a solicitor for several years previously. The pupil master who once told me that I had to dress "like a barrister" now turns up to chambers in jeans and Converse...
Lawyer sues gym after personal trainer tells him to copy Beyoncé's signature pelvic thrust "leaving him unable to sit down" [Mail Online]
Leveson dismisses inquiry questions over opposing barristers' affair [The Guardian]
"Sweetheart" deal between HM Revenue and Customs and Goldman Sachs was flawed, but not illegal, the High Court rules [The Independent]
Law student sues law school for implying he’s litigious [Above the Law]
The criminal barrister who became a self help guru [Evening Standard]
The top-ranked university law faculties [Legal Week]
Chief says Stobart has moved on from board coups [Financial Times]
LinkedIn prohibits the world's oldest profession: Prostitutes banned from offering sex to users [The Independent]
Sally Bercow pleads innocence over Lord McAlpine Twitter storm [The Guardian]
Solicitor denies trafficking woman from France to the UK for sexual exploitation [Peterborough Telegraph]
Beckham retires: the legal angle [Twitter]
Happy retirement, Becks, one of the few footballers to have a law named after him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beckham_l…
— Legal Cheek (@legalcheek) May 16, 2013
A letter to the Lord Chancellor [The Intrigant]
Google Glass illegal, IP lawyer warns [The Drum]
Alternative careers: from lawyer to Indie rocker [YouTube]
A rookie criminal barrister contemplates an uncertain future...
Visitors to the website of US lawyer Carl B Grant (pictured below) are greeted by a tuneful R'n'B tribute to the South Carolina-based litigator. "Call Carl-B-Grant, when you're in trouble, call Carl-B-Grant, he's on the double, Carl B Grant: a lawyer that'll fight for you," croons an unidentified R'n'B songstress during the chorus. But it's arguably the rap section in the second verse that makes the track so frighteningly catchy...
Applications to become judges double as squeezed barristers and solicitors head for the 'purple lifeboat' of the judiciary [The Guardian]
Sally Bercow due in court over libel claim [ITV News]
Court chaos fear as lawyers plan day of action against reforms [Manchester Evening News]
Dealing with opposing counsel [Bitter Lawyer]
Top media lawyer Mark Stephens celebrates Chelsea's Europa League win with club legend Pat Nevin [Twitter]
Lawyer compares expert witness to street walker [Above the Law]
Doom and gloom and very black coffee [Pink Tape]
Star Wars fans could soon legally marry as Jedis (176,632 people named their religion as “Jedi” in the 2011 census) [The Sun]
US lawyer tweets cartoon suggesting gay scout leaders would trick boy scouts into sex [Pink News]
Stephen Lawrence judges: why we threw out David Norris appeal plea [The Guardian]
Jurors "confused" on new media contempt [Law Society Gazette]
BSB make contact with Westminster School over mini-pupillage auction [Twitter]
@kentcriticallaw "...and our Director is in touch with the Head of Westminster School.”
— Bar Standards Board (@barstandards) May 15, 2013
Theresa May criticises police officers who launch "frivolous" legal actions after they are injured on duty [The Telegraph]
Osborne Clarke puts 13 senior fee earners on redundancy consultation [The Lawyer]
In a departure from the traditional "tap on the shoulder" method of recruitment, applicants for the highest judicial post in the land are being asked to submit a 2,000-word essay in order to demonstrate their intellectual and analytical abilities...
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said that there is nothing it can do to stop one of Britain's most expensive public schools selling a mini-pupillage – if it is not an "assessed mini-pupillage" which directly leads to a job.
Ex-Berwin Leighton Paisner solicitor who stabbed his wife to death has prison sentence reduced [Local Guardian]
A quarter of jurors don't understand legal restrictions on internet use; 16% think they can't send emails [The Guardian]
Legal aid reform: let’s be civil – a call for calm [Lawyer Watch]
Women in the law: why big firms can learn from boutiques [The Lawyer]
A prayer for final exams [Instagram]
Bloomberg lawyer who trained reporters quit just days before it was revealed that journalists with company spied on its clients [Mail Online]
"I'm a 2.1 LLB graduate from Essex University, but I got CCC at A-level and I'm thinking of going back and re-taking them" [The Student Room]