End Of The Day Round-Up

‘It is inconceivable that Mr Cruise would have difficulty getting a girlfriend’: Church of Scientology’s law firm, Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside, sends an extraordinary letter to Vanity Fair [ScientologyNews.Org, with commentary at the New Statesman] Would be juror who claimed ‘extremely homophobic and racist views’ faces prosecution [The Telegraph] Chris Grayling MP – Benefit… Read more »

How To Face Down Dirty Tactics During a Vac Scheme

Over the weekend, ‘The Budding Lawyer’ wrote of the dirty tactics he had fallen victim to during his recent vac scheme. Here’s the gist of what happened: The Budding Lawyer tells a fellow vac-schemer that he finds the trainee he has been assigned to “boring”. Later, during a schmooze and drinks session, The Budding Lawyer… Read more »

Apprentice Star Sparks Daily Mail Pupillage Coffee-Making Row

“If you had someone trained as a barrister, you wouldn’t have them running round making coffee all day – it’s demeaning,” Apprentice winner (and former banker) Stella English told the Daily Mail on Monday, having quit her new role because she wasn’t given enough responsibility. Au contraire, Stella. Rookie barristers make lots of coffee –… 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 »