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Morning Round-Up: Thursday 10 January

Delhi gang rape lawyer says ‘no respectable woman’ would be raped [Huffington Post UK] ‘An aid for your daily Twitter experience: Orwell’s Two Minute Hate (remarkably prescient if you watch it)’ [David Allen Green via Twitter] Woman Bar leader sees end of ‘fat cat’ image [The Times] Birmingham Law Centre faces the axe after a… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 19 December

Posters of offensive messages on Twitter or Facebook less likely to face criminal charges, under new guidelines set out by Keir Starmer QC [Huffington Post] Positive reaction so far to the new Twitter and Facebook social media prosecution guidelines from top media lawyers [Twitter] Online comment crimes: Key cases [BBC News] Mario Balotelli’s legal challenge… 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 [] 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 »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Clifford Chance accounts reveal bumper pay of management committee [The Lawyer] International Bar Association (IBA) conference is “sterile talking shop” that’s “about thinking of better ways to make money”, says Law Society Gazette editor Paul Rogerson [Law Society Gazette] IBA conference fact: only about 50 of 5,200 delegates bothered to turn up for an interview… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

How barrister-to-be gave a group of disruptive children one last chance of an education in a run-down boxing gym [Mail Online] Bar Council chairman Michael Todd overcomes spurious questions to score Twitter Q&A success [Twitter #tweetthechairman] Pret-a-lawyer: Off the shelf law services have arrived [London Loves Business] CPS releases personal data of 300 student protesters… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 21 September

Divorce? No, this lawyer v lawyer spat was an Armageddon of aggression [Jan Moir in the Daily Mail] Family lawyer Marilyn Stowe discussing divorce and what it costs on This Morning [YouTube] A degree is not enough, say employers as youths ‘encouraged’ to busk [Huffington Post UK] Shameful downfall of solicitor with child porn stash… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Newcastle University law student Pippa Darlington killed in Morocco car crash [The Journal] Married lawyers who squandered nearly a million pounds on legal costs in bitter divorce battle are left with just £90,000 after being forced to sell their £3.2m home [Mail Online] Catchphrases are difficult to charge royalties for, claims lawyer [Huffington Post UK]… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 2 August

Pinsent Masons solicitor who put trainee in a headlock after boozy work party and punched him repeatedly is facing jail – Mail Online Hodge Jones & Allen’s ‘Obscenity Lawyer’ granted special permission to tweet at #porntrial – Huffington Post UK Can you trust a lawyer? New research says YES – Wiltshire Business Losing a barrister… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Tuesday 31 July

Katie Holmes ‘mystery man’ named as her lawyer – Digital Spy Tom Cruise dines with lawyer as reports emerge he has ‘annoyed Katie Holmes by spoiling Suri’ – Huffington Post UK The judge who fell asleep – The Guardian How lawyers over-claimed £22m in fees – Belfast Telegraph Rules, rights (rings) and the Twitter joke:… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 15 February

Murdoch sends in his top lawyer to stop Sun scandal spreading to US – The Independent Alleged fraudster posed as barrister, court told – Norwich Evening News Law student Joshua Cryer (pictured) denies Twitter racial abuse of Stan Collymore – Daily Mail Uni landed with £250K freedom of information legal bill – Huffington Post UK

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 18 January

Occupy London protesters to learn eviction verdict – The Guardian Celeb loophole lawyer fined £60 after failing to renew his MOT – The Mail Pannone lawyer challenges Catholic Church on child abuse – Huffington Post Murder can be ‘crime of passion’, says judge – The Telegraph Pair jailed after solicitor helped property developer ‘bend rules’… Read more »

File-Sharers Start Religion to Exploit Legal Loophole

Follow @DiaryofaGDL Huffington Post columnist David Woodall wonders what will happen if Kopimism catches on in Britain After jumping through a lot of legal and bureaucratic hoops, a church whose central belief is the right to file-share has been formally recognised by the Swedish government. The establishment of the Swedish Missionary Church of Kopimism by… Read more »


Follow @DiaryofaGDL GDL student David Woodall isn’t convinced all work experience is worthwhile It dawns on you very quickly as a law student that good grades are not going to be enough to land a perfect training contract or pupillage. You need work experience, too – however meaningless that experience may be. To anyone out… Read more »