On World Toilet Day – which we urge lawyers to engage generously with – we can reveal that the toilets at the College of Law’s Bloomsbury branch have become the latest legal destination to be targeted by cottagers. The news comes months after Inner Temple was forced to call in the police to deal with its own cottaging problem.
Like Inner Temple, the College of Law now features on the Cruising Gays website, with the basement toilets in the Bloomsbury centre’s building on Ridgmount Place recommended as a "discreet" location for hook-ups...
Gay couple win Berkshire B&B refusal case [BBC]
Nick Griffin tweets gay B&B couple’s home address [Twitter]
Cannabis factory couple who gave away their £400,000 drug-dealing fortune to poor Kenyan village are jailed for three years [Mail Online]
McKinnon case is NOT a precedent – says his own lawyer [The Register]
Over half of London Met's eligible international students choose to leave [Lawyer2B]
Her only crime is bad taste in men': Woman, 21, claims she shot dead her lawyer boyfriend in self-defence [Mail Online]
Simon Cowell's production company gets talent with new head of legal [Legal Week]
The words of solicitor-advocate and Law Society council member Keith Etherington, as he recalls how the legal profession’s attitude towards sexuality has been transformed over the last few years in this week’s #RoundMyKitchenTable podcast.
Together with Legal Cheek's Kevin Poulter, Etherington is responsible for co-founding the lawyers’ parade at London Gay Pride – which takes place tomorrow.
Like a pair of children on Christmas Eve, Etherington and Poulter can barely contain their excitement about the parade – described by the latter as a "unique opportunity to be whooped and cheered by members of the public because you’re a lawyer".
Journalist Alex Aldridge is less enthused, attempting to dampen the duo’s spirits by assuming the role of devil’s advocate on a number of in-the-news topics, including church gay marriage and the legal action faced by the Law Society following its decision to cancel a conference by an extreme Christian group...
Throughout last week there were murmurings of an embarrassment at the Law Society involving marriage champion Sir Paul Coleridge and a controversial US group called the World Congress of Families (WCF). I got the story nailed down on Friday afternoon, decided to hold it until Monday, and then to my disappointment John Bingham broke it in The Telegraph on Saturday.
It’s a great story – and even better if you include the facts which The Telegraph, with its sympathy towards the agenda of Coleridge and WCF, chose to leave out...
Bar Professional Training Course graduate Adam Fellows, who was called to the bar in July, debates LGBT networks and other issues affecting gay lawyers with Kevin Poulter, one of the founders of the Gay Employment Lawyers Network, while I pour the wine.
Transcript: Round my kitchen table podcast – being a gay lawyer Transcribed courtesy of Gary Walters of www.StretLaw.com Your access to Legal Education, 2011