Peaches Geldof and Ian Watkins: is social media the end of contempt of court? [New Statesman]
UK terror law watchdog calls for end to detention at borders without suspicion [The Guardian]
King & Spalding partner moves to Serle Court as barrister [The Lawyer]
December already [Twitter]
UK solicitor secures top European post [Law Gazette]
Lindsay Lohan considers suing Grand Theft Auto V creators Rockstar Games because she claims they created a character based on her [Perez Hilton]
Australian judge loses licence after hitting cyclist while drink driving [7 News]
Judge wishes rogue solicitor "good luck" as he sentences him to 12 years behind bars [The Mirror]
"Is this occupytheinns?" [Legal Cheek comments]
Heard in court [Facebook]
Subclauses (i) and (ii) of clause (b) from this note sent over the weekend are particular highlights...
Just five days after Gary Bell QC joined Twitter last month and he had amassed an incredible 17,079 followers — 1,609 more than tweeting sensation Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) managed in the same period, according to Twitter Counter*.
Friday 22 November was a particular high point for the No5 Chambers criminal defence silk (pictured below), as he hauled in a whopping 4,268 new Twitter devotees — almost three times as many as the Pope (@Pontifex) acquired that day.
OK, so Bell has been on TV recently, starring in new BBC1 daytime consumer show 'The Legalizer', but, eye-catchingly, his Twitter growth occurred in the week before the programme had even aired.
Criminal barristers warn of 'days of action' — starting on 6 January [Law Society Gazette]
Law firm clerk stab death case of mistaken identity say police [BBC News]
Mother's baby girl was put up for adoption after secret court judge forced her to have a caesarean [The Telegraph]
"Forced caesarean" story questioned [Twitter]
Sir Paul Coleridge, the High Court judge who set up the Marriage Foundation, stepped down from the bench because of opposition to his stance on marriage [The Telegraph]
Lawyer's fury at "idiotic cover-up" of court papers that could clear the fixer at the centre of Profumo scandal [Mail Online]
Jimmy Savile: Lawyer receives 'half a dozen queries a week' relating to claims against DJ and his associates [The Mirror]
Fraud probe solicitor Peter Maine "may have stabbed himself" [BBC News]
Skint student sells naked photos of herself online to buy a new scooter [The Mirror]
The first televised appeal court hearing outside London takes place at Nottingham Crown Court [Sky News]
Lee Rigby trial: Killing "cowardly and callous", court hears [BBC News]
$138,432 (£84,740): One lawyer's fee to Apple for a fortnight's work overseeing ebooks anti-trust compliance [Bloomberg]
An asbo threat to carol singers [The Guardian]
Charles Saatchi struggles with some tricky questioning in court [Twitter]
Linklaters' top earner took home £2.3m in 2012-13 [The Lawyer]
"It appears the Court Service itself may be in contempt of court" [@JackofKent on Twitter]
Michael Jackson estate threatens to sue Conrad Murray over "penis holding" claims [The Mirror]
"I appeared this week in a case where not only myself but the defendant, prosecutor and lead magistrate were all sporting moustaches" [Legal Cheek comments]
Legal selfie of the week [Facebook]
Heard in court [Facebook]
There’s a reason not many lawyers move back into practice after going in-house, says Mark Smith
It was at law school when I got my first taste of the uncompromising law of supply and demand.
All my peers also had (at least) a 2:1 from a decent university and pretty good A-levels, and yet plenty of us were staring at the end of our Legal Practice Course (LPC) with no training contract in sight. I decided that my law school fees needed paying off and so applied for jobs as a trainee chartered accountant.
In contrast to the misery of law firm applications (at least a hundred applications, only two interviews, one of which was with a recruitment partner who smelt strongly of booze, no offers), I applied to four of what were then the big six accountancy firms, got three interviews and two offers.
Throughout the month we've been keeping track of the moustaches being grown by the nation's solicitors, barristers and clerks. Here are 16 of the best...
More laws are needed as religion declines, says Lord Sumption [The Telegraph]
Human Rights Court is dictating law like East Germany, warns Lord Sumption [Mail Online]
9 of the worst unpaid internships in Britain [BuzzFeed]
Ian H Watkins from Steps consulting lawyers over E! Ian Watkins picture mistake [Twitter]
Eight years for solicitor who stole £2m from vulnerable clients [Law Society Gazette]
US firms in London muscle in on magic circle rates with 87.5% fee hike [The Lawyer]
Legal aid abuse lawyer Steven Anderson struck off [BBC News]
Cheryl Cole wins X Factor payout after suing show's producers for £1.4m [BBC News]
The Times uses a wig to illustrate magic circle story [Twitter]
Slater & Gordon snaps up Pannone in £33m deal [Law Society Gazette]
LPC graduate: "Every lesson was dominated by the students who had bought their notes, done no prep work, and were sat with their arms folded giving snippy answers to questions with little to no authority straight from the papers in front of them" [Legal Cheek comments]
Judge Judy's district attorney son asked to step down after he is accused of trying to cover up his personal trainer's "child sex crimes" [Mail Online]
Is feeding the ducks illegal? [Jon Mack]
E! in potentially very costly Ian H Watkins picture mistake [BuzzFeed]
Heard in court [Facebook]