This is – as a UK-based foreign football manager might say – a difficult moment for Times Law, which is so committed to austerity that it won’t even stump up the money to cover subscriptions for its contributors...
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‘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 Scrounger & Hypocrite [YouTube]
A lawyer's own little world [BabyBarista]
Usher caught up in legal battle over hit track [OK!]
Noreen Krall: The lawyer leading Apple's global smartphone war [Businessweek]
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 tells another trainee that he’s had "a really good time" with the "boring" trainee.
The previously confided-in fellow vac-schemer over hears this, wanders over, and says: "That's a lie. He said she was boring!".
My advice, delivered through the alter ego of 'Auntie Em' which has been foisted upon me, is below...
“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 – and they read the Daily Mail, too...
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 influential man in Britain by GQ magazine – made the Independent's roll of honour.
What chance, then, did the likes of Chris “Follow me and I’ll follow you back” Sherliker (@London_Law_Firm 14,842 followers) and Tim Kevan, aka fictional Guardian blogger @BabyBarista (11,383 followers), stand?
As tweeting lawyers collectively grapple to come to terms with this slight, a concern is emerging that they have been penalised for being TOO successful.