Adam Wagner

New Statesman Readers Slam ‘Insolent Bloody Human Rights Lawyers’ Following ‘Shyster’ Barrister’s Pro-Human Rights Blog

Yes, that’s New Statesman readers… 1 Crown Office Row barrister Adam Wagner, who also edits the UK Human Rights Blog, has been savaged in the comments section of the New Statesman website for a piece he wrote for the apparently progressive publication… In the article, headlined ‘What would happen if the UK withdrew from the… Read more »

DPP Slams Twitter Joke Trial QC For Making ‘Cheap Points’ And Failing To Grasp ‘Sophistication’ Of Social Media Issues

Having narrowly beaten Kirsty Brimelow in the last battle of the top QCs, Twitter Joke Trial barrister John Cooper QC today found himself up against none other than Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keir Starmer QC. Cooper got things underway by ridiculing the DPP’s new social media prosecution guidelines, which he described as “the longest… Read more »

Interview: How To Become a Legal Commentator

Last Thursday, for the first time in ages, I bought a copy of The Times. Its law supplement – which just a few years ago was seen as the definitive source of UK legal news – looked forlorn, populated with stories covered earlier, and in more depth, by the growing band of hybrid lawyer-journo bloggers… Read more »

EVENT: Legal Cheek At The Google Campus

On the evening of Wednesday 5 December Legal Cheek is hosting a star-studded panel debate at the Google Campus in Shoreditch. Speakers include New Statesman legal correspondent David Allen Green, UK Human Rights Blog editor and practising barrister Adam Wagner, magic circle lawyer-turned-Queen Mary University of London academic Jill Marshall, Accutrainee founder Susan Cooper, Seed… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

‘The full, damning, Hillsborough report’ [ via @adamwagner1] Hillsborough families have the truth. Justice will take longer. What is the next step legally? [The Guardian] Hillsborough – Independent Panel – No.2 [ObiterJ] First legal apprentices join Kennedys [Lawyer2B] Chelsea star Peter Cech reveals lawyer dream [] Dickinson Dees and Bond Pearce in talks to create… Read more »

PODCAST: The Future Of Legal Blogging

This week’s #RoundMyKitchenTable podcast guest, City University’s Emily Allbon (pictured), is one of the pioneers of legal blogging, having started the excellent Lawbore site way back in the dial-up internet days of 2002. Since then, Allbon has seen many legal blogs fall by the wayside, and a fairly recent new wave of really good bloggers… Read more »

Legal Tweeters Shunned In The Independent’s Twitter 100

The legal profession is waking up this morning to the distressing news that not a single of its members achieved a place in The Independent’s list of the UK’s 100 most influential tweeters. Scandalously, not even legal Twitter A-lister David Allen Green (pictured) – who boasts 24,571 followers and was recently named the 64th most… Read more »


Follow @DanHLawReporter Barrister-turned-law reporter Daniel Hoadley explains what it’s like to document court cases, and asks what the future holds for this niche breed of journalist in the internet age For over 700 hundred years law reporters have crammed themselves, notebooks in hand, into courts up and down the land. All lawyers will be familiar… Read more »


Follow @LegalCheek Legal Cheek is watching you… Twitter put down of the week Rookie barrister @RupertMyers’ empathy-radiating response to @OccupyTheInns’ blog (which urged jobless law grads to occupy the Inns of Court). “My level of sympathy approaches 0. Might as well be an ‘occupy premiership football’ movement.” Twitter gag of the week This incredible video… Read more »


Follow @JoshuaRozenberg Joshua Rozenberg, Britain’s best-known legal commentator, takes 5 minutes out to share his views on OccupyLondon, media-friendly judges and who he most enjoys following on Twitter If you were 21 again, and had just graduated into this harsh job market, what would your strategy be? To take a year off; work abroad; and… Read more »