Beneath The Wig

Morning Round-Up: Friday 16 November

The future: applying for training contracts and pupillages via Facebook? [Forbes] Lord Neuberger’s speech on reforming legal education: full text [Crime Line] Summary: “Neuberger – legal education and training review may be fatally flawed” [Legal Futures] Why it may not be straightforward for McAlpine to sue tweeters for damages [Jack of Kent] Libel damages and… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Monday 1 October

Time Warner accuses female lawyer of ordering 17 porn movies in four days [Mail Online] Martin Porter QC: “I have only small ‘islands’ of memory from around 0945 to around 1600 last Sunday” [The Cycling Silk] Herbert’s Smith merger with Freehills goes live [The Independent] Little Lolita [Beneath The Wig] Which law firms are opening… 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 »

Law Blogger Milly Bancroft Misses Out As Orwell Prize Goes to Super-Niche ‘Rangers Tax Case’ Blog

Gasps, sighs and the sentence “A blog about a Scottish football team’s tax case?!” echoed around a disbelieving Church House Hall in Westminster last night, as the winner of the Orwell Prize for blogging was announced. Supporters of Beneath the Wig author and former barrister Milly Bancroft, one of seven bloggers nominated for the prestigious… Read more »

#RoundMyKitchenTable: Orwell Prize Shortlisted Law Blogger Milly Bancroft On The Rise Of The New Media Set

On Tuesday, legal blogger Amanda “Milly” Bancroft found out, via Twitter, that she’d made the shortlist for the prestigious Orwell Prize For Blogging as she sat watching a panel of top journalists discuss the future of law reporting at a Halsbury’s Law Exchange debate. At which point, Bancroft roared: “Get in!” Then, like a legal… Read more »