Oh how we clinical negligence practitioners laughed when a pfannenstiel incision — which is a surgical incision to the abdomen — was mistakenly described as a "fan and steel incision".
Below are some more (hopefully less niche) legal typing errors. I can only vouch for the authenticity of the ones which were in instructions to me, but I am sure the others — harvested from a recent tweeting session on the topic — are all true as well (credits below). Of course, I shall keep quiet about all the typing errors I have made...
In the latest post in the 'If I knew then what I know now' series, HowardKennedyFsi's Louise Eldridge explains how the post-financial crisis fight for survival prompted the discovery of her "inner geek".
As I trained and qualified into the corporate team of a City firm I thought I had my career in law all mapped out before me...
25 years ago I thought I had left the law behind, writes media law consultant David Banks in the latest post in the 'If I knew then what I know now' series.
Land law, equity & trusts and contract had conspired to dampen my enthusiasm for the law, so when I completed my degree at Liverpool Poly (as was), I did not follow my fellow graduates to the Inns of Court or law college.
But what to do, what to do?
The conventional wisdom is that students are unwise to do the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) without a scholarship, writes anonymous barrister-to-be Bar Trek.
Indeed, on Legal Cheek it has been argued that the Inns of Court scholarship process functions as an unofficial Bar aptitude test. There's some truth in this, but it ignores a rather important fact: many of us were forced to commit to paying for the BPTC before we knew if we had secured a scholarship or not...
Last month, retiring Court of Appeal judge Sir Alan Ward (pictured) used his penultimate judgment to deliver a wistful nautical-themed allegory about departing the Royal Courts of Justice.
It wasn't the first time that he'd made lawyers smile. Here are ten of his best lines...
"This case involves a number of – and here I must not fall into Dr Spooner’s error – warring bankers." [Inforrm]
My careers guidance went something like this, writes Silverman Sherliker partner Jennie Kreser in the latest post in the 'If I knew then what I know now' series...
Adviser: Ah, I see you're doing science A-levels...I expect you want to be a nurse.
Adviser: Oh dear, well I'm not sure there's anything else I can suggest.
The profession which I am to join in September as a pupil barrister is facing its biggest threat yet. No question about that. That is why today's protest outside parliament is so necessary. I am only sorry that I cannot be there, writes OccupyTheInns.
I must admit that I am finding Australia, where I am recharging my batteries following a period of travel and human rights work, rather difficult to enjoy.
If the truth be told, my mind is elsewhere, far from the fine beaches and abundant wildlife. Barely a day goes by without me checking for news on the situation at home. It is no understatement to say that I am deeply concerned about the assault on legal aid and the impact it will have not just on my future in criminal law, but on justice itself.
Fortunately, my chambers is a good one, sure to push on despite whatever missiles this clown of a non-lawyer Lord Chancellor propels at it from his bunker of ignorance. For this reason I am assured of my short term. Pupillage and the first years as a junior tenant are probably secure. However, beyond that the picture becomes unclear.