If the Midlands-based LLB student behind 'Things Law Students Don't Say' was to mobilise the 20,000 people who have liked his Facebook page, he might be able to bring about a small revolution. At the very least these army of legal hopefuls would be able to seize the Inns of Court, with the page's fanbase... Read more »
Since launching just three months ago, the Facebook page 'Things Law Students Don't Say' has gained an incredible 18,653 likes. That's an even faster growth rate than Twitter sensation Law Vicissitudes (current follower count: 13,868) enjoyed upon arriving on the scene in February. Here are eleven of the best posts to date...
Edinburgh University is at the heart of a race row after a photo of three black students – two of whom are wannabe lawyers – appeared on Facebook with the caption "With Aids". The photo (taken at a local student club night – see screenshot left) was uploaded onto the Facebook account of politics student Roman Beckett as... Read more »
Very occasionally, amid the extremely polite chatter of the University of Law's official Facebook page, a student loses it... And then everything is lovely again. See here for last year's memorable "I HATE COLLEGE OF LAW" rant.
Exclusive: 24 hours after BPTC students completed Monday's centrally set ethics exam, a mock paper from 2011 was posted on Facebook containing several questions that featured in the assessment they had just sat. The students are not amused...
These days, everyone seems to be getting hacked. From Facebook to Burger King to Highgate Hill Solicitors... That is, unless the team at Highgate Hill Solicitors actually were "attacked by some unknown gunmen" during a recent trip to Manila. But it seems unlikely. Either way, give generously.
Recently a wave of university-wide "Spotted" pages have appeared on Facebook – enabling students to comment anonymously on fellow library and lecture hall users. In the run-up to Valentine's Day, the posts on these pages have grown increasingly amorous. As you'd expect, with their natural beauty, brains and charm, law students have been generating plenty of... Read more »
The boyfriend of solicitor Kate Baker has weighed into the row surrounding her sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal claims against Devon law firm Follett Stock. Social media manager Tristan Rothwell (pictured left) began by identifying himself on LinkedIn as "the person she was having the relationship with!"... He then turned to Twitter to... Read more »
I see barristers' refusal to embrace diversity monitoring has been described as "embarrassing" and "pathetic". What nonsense, writes pupil barrister-to-be OccupyTheInns. There is absolutely nothing embarrassing or pathetic about declining to disclose highly personal data about oneself. In fact, I regard the Bar’s stance on this matter as something of which to be proud. Unlike... Read more »
The website TopCriminalQC.co.uk seems like a spoof. But Michael Wolkind QC's chambers, 2 Bedford Row, have confirmed (with a weary sigh) that it's real...
The website TopCriminalQC.co.uk seems like a spoof. But Michael Wolkind QC's chambers, 2 Bedford Row, have confirmed (with a weary sigh) that it's real... TopCriminalQC.co.uk's highlights include: A further boast, in addition to the "UK's top barrister" claim, that Wolkind is "widely recognised as the UK’s top criminal trial barrister and top criminal appeals barrister".... Read more »
Take a school uniform-clad Hollywood star, superimpose over her the logo of your law students' association, add in some text encouraging female law students to "network" their way to the top rather than follow traditional pathways, and you have a recipe for trouble. Especially when you factor in the power of social media to make... Read more »
Earlier in the day we posted a note on our Facebook page about the pseudo-legal message that has been doing the rounds on said medium. Magic spell-like, the message claims to preserve users’ copyright over their postings. The message in full is below...
Legal Cheek's tech correspondent i@n davison shares his diary from one of the all-night hackathons he has introduced at his in-house legal department I am a big fan of Facebook’s legendary 'hackathons', where the social network’s employees stay up from dusk til dawn working together on creative side projects – which they then use to... Read more »
Yesterday, Basildon Crown Court was told how Anton Van Dellen – a lecturer on BPP Law School’s Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) until as recently as April – drove a 15-year-old boy to a secluded spot, locked the doors of his car and encouraged him to carry out a sex act. Van Dellen, 41, was... Read more »
Bully-Banks, the anti-bank pressure group founded by claims consultant and former barrister Jeremy Roe, is proud of its independence, stating on its website that it is not connected to any one law firm. Yet Bully-Banks' relationship with Russell Jones & Walker seems to be rather close. As Legal Cheek can exclusively reveal, the company secretary of... Read more »
It has been reported fairly widely that former Welsh Ambulance Service chief executive Dr Anton Van Dellen will stand trial in November accused of sexually grooming a 15-year-old boy. Van Dellen – who is qualified not only as a doctor but also a barrister – denies the charge. What hasn't been reported is that Van... Read more »
Legal Cheek roving reporter Cat Pond reviews yesterday's Weber Shandwick 'Social Media & the Law' event, where Twitter Joke Trial silk John Cooper QC and several other high-profile guests spent an interesting morning Armed with cups of coffee, the assembled attendees at yesterday’s 'Social media and the Law' breakfast seminar took their seats. The panelists... Read more »
Last week, The Lawyer reported that CMS Cameron McKenna is dropping the 'CMS' tag and overhauling its branding. Soon after, this appeared on Facebook...
As I continue the Herculean battle to obtain pupillage, I broke a promise to myself recently and undertook an additional mini-pupillage, writes OccupyTheInns. I must admit that I had hoped to have seen the back of work experience after yet another placement in the spring. Alas, that proved not to be the case and I... Read more »
Legal Cheek tech columnist i@n davison reviews Friday's LawTechCampLondon. Do you want to be Kodak or Instagram? I have my wife ask me this question first thing every morning. No prizes for guessing which way I respond. But it is helpful to receive regular updates of key paradigms – and remind myself of where I... Read more »
The National College of Legal Training (NCLT)’s first Facebook 'reverse auction', which took place last month, lasted just seconds after a student snapped up the Legal Practice Course (LPC) place at the opening price of £7,200 – much to the disappointment of rival bidders, who had hoped to knock the price down further and net... Read more »
Earlier this month, the National College of Legal Training (NCLT) announced, to much fanfare, that it would be holding a "reverse auction" for an LPC place on its Facebook page. "To enter, students have to sign up to the event and then log into Facebook on 27 May at 11am," NCLT explained. "We will post... Read more »
The College of Law’s Facebook page is usually a happy place, where wannabe lawyers post polite queries which are promptly answered by members of the law school’s digital team. But on Wednesday there was trouble in paradise. “I HATE COLLEGE OF LAW,” wrote LPC student Jafar Jawid in angry block capitals on the page. To... Read more »
It began in turquoise waters off Hapuna Beach in Maui. David Wilman, an employed barrister at SJ Berwin, was splashing around trying to forget his daily City grind when he struck up a conversation with Catie Williams, a glamorous young marketing professional from Canada. “Just as I was getting out of the water, she told... Read more »