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End Of The Day Round-Up

Female solicitor told not to have a relationship or babies by boss, tribunal hears [The Telegraph] …Law firm boss ‘also used her as an attractive distraction for clients at meetings’ [Mail Online] Delhi rape victims are to blame, defendants’ lawyer says [Bloomberg] Meanwhile over in Court 6, Reading Crown Court [Guido Fawkes] A moral assessment… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Cherie Booth’s consultancy among latest ABS approvals [Law Society Gazette] ‘Massively oversubscribed’: legal aid contracts from April 2013 [Legal Voice] Huhne v Pryce: It ain’t over [Guido Fawkes] The only 3 job interview questions [Forbes] Law fails to make it into either the most stressful or least stressful list of jobs 2013 [CareerCast] Indian Bar… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Gary McKinnon will face no UK charges [CPS Blog] Margaret Moran’s lawyer, Jim Sturman QC, threatens post-Leveson press [Guido Fawkes] “Oh the festive cheer…obviously good neighbours. Happy Christmas” [Mark Stephens via Twitpic] #WithoutPrejudice podcast: Leveson – Gay Marriage – Justice & Security – Contempt – Finucane [Charon QC] Lord McAlpine’s legal proceedings against Sally Bercow:… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Dinah Rose QC’s husband responds to her “Marry a house-husband!” comment [Standard.co.uk] Latest on the trial of the Leeds lap dance bust-up trainee [Yorkshire Evening Post] No ho ho – illuminated Santa deemed disrespectful to solicitor’s grieving clients [Norwich Evening News] Law graduate rumbled after lying in exam [Global Legal Post] Solicitor denies paying off… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 5 December

Free the Press, free the Judges [The Independent] Law firms: the priciest partnerships [The Economist] California ruling limits scope of law banning ‘gay conversion’ therapists [The Guardian] A verdict on our judges: too white, too male [The Times (£)] MPs on the each side of the Leveson debate [Guido Fawkes] Buying in: Thoughts on making… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

No. 10 said to be looking for a judge after Tom Watson alleges “concerted establishment cover-up” [Guido Fawkes] Transcript of the trial of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators [Armistead.com] Pinsent Masons associate on how to start a…start-up [The Kernel] The entrepreneur who paid her way through law school by working as a cabbie [Huffington Post… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 2 November

Legal profession giddy with excitement as Chambers and Partners’ new UK rankings released [Twitter] Lawyer to Chris Brown: ‘I don’t dance…you don’t talk’ [TMZ] Leveson inquiry: prejudging the judge [The Guardian] Judge overrules ‘frustrated’ magistrate to free man jailed for stealing yeast [The Telegraph] LSC warns on out of time Crown Court claims [CrimeLine] Victory:… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 1 November

Solicitor aims to be UK Scrabble champion [BBC] Society of Black Lawyers’ Peter Herbert on why he had “more than enough evidence” to report referee Mark Clattenburg for alleged racist remarks [BBC Radio 5] “Every lawyer I’ve met during this work experience has basically told me not to do law…” [Paul Green on Twitter] Prisoners’… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 26 October

A death row struggle between advocates and lawyers [New York Times] Freshfields eyes Australia launch [Legal Week] Mufti day at Clifford Chance? [Harriet Minter and Frank Webster via Twitter] We can now elect police officers: but will anyone bother? [New Statesman] Lady Gaga to face anti-gay Russian legal backlash [Pink News] Judge reprimanded for shirtless… Read more »

Constance Briscoe Is Arrested

Judge and author Constance Briscoe, who is a prosecution witness in the Huhne trial, has been arrested. But as Guido Fawkes reports, no one is allowed to say why. Tom Harper, investigations reporter at the Evening Standard, said via Twitter that the story behind Briscoe’s arrest is “jaw-dropping”. Watch this space… UPDATE – Office for… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Man in court charged with having sex with a horse [This is Derbyshire] Ex-Herbert Smith lawyer Chuka Umunna in unpaid volunteer storm [Guido Fawkes] MP who seems to really dislike lawyers is angry over ‘soft touch’ Bradford court [Telegraph & Argus] Social media monitoring becomes ‘next big thing in law enforcement’, says QC [The Independent]… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Tuesday 18 September

Barrister fulfils underwear brand ambition [The Sun] Human Frights lawyer Sir Baldylox Fatcat Arzlikka QC will represent Kate at tit snaps hearing [The Spoof] Publicity-seeking lawyer: penalties needs to be higher to stop more Kate Middleton photos [The Telegraph] Ex-Herbert Smith lawyer charges cash for fan photos [Guido Fawkes] Neil Kinnock takes legal action as… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 14 September

Baroness Deech calls on BSB to take to social media to combat negative stories [Legal Futures] Parliament neutered by arrest of News of The World lawyer Tom Crone [Guido Fawkes] I am writing to my MP. Please write to yours. [The Cycling Lawyer] Lawyers survive with a little help from their friends – in the… Read more »

Blogger: ‘At #WSSocialMedia & Law Event. Panel Includes Lawyer Who Threatened To Jail Me For Reporting The Truth’

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 »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Union “wealth creators” give ex-City lawyer Chuka Umunna £24,500 [Guido Fawkes] Assange lawyer: “All Julian did was exercise his right to freedom of information – he received and shared it” [Russia Today via YouTube] More clarity needed over divorce settlements, says Law Commission [Evening Standard] William Hague offers lawyer to Egypt in Mubarak assets row… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 25 July

Exchequer Secretary David Gauke, who says it’s morally wrong to pay tradesmen in cash, was a tax efficiency lawyer at Macfarlanes – Guido Fawkes Prominent lawyer cleared of hiring hitmen with his mistress THREE TIMES to try and kill his socialite wife – Mail Online Durham solicitor jailed for fiddling clients – The Northern Echo… Read more »