A police officer in Italy’s supreme court has achieved global YouTube fame after being caught dancing on CCTV as he waited for judges to deliver the verdict in Silvio Berluconi's trial (which saw the ex-Italian Prime Minister's conviction for tax fraud upheld). In the footage from last Thursday, the officer appears to be doing moves... Read more »
Earlier this week photos of a Ferrari submerged in a flooded Toronto underpass went viral on Twitter and Facebook...
A Canadian criminal lawyer is at the heart of a media storm after several highly offensive tweets referring to the Boston bombing were posted from a law firm Twitter account that he is believed to control. Alongside the tweet pictured above, which is a reference to the police officer who was shot by the accused... Read more »
A human rights lawyer who fell asleep during a hearing in the Ghanaian Supreme Court has put his doziness down to a "spiritual attack" which began following a trip to London where he had an unsettling vision of a hippopotamus... "In London, while we were asleep, I often saw something like a hippopotamus raising our... Read more »
The Washington Post reports that Pakistani "police officials, judges, litigants and witnesses say they have become increasingly fearful of marauding lawyers in their trademark black pants, coats and ties."
Secretaries at the Canadian affiliate of UK giant DAC Beachcroft are fuming after the law firm brought in a draconian security regime that requires them to have their finger prints taken – then clock in and out of the office with a finger swipe. McCague Borlack's lawyers are exempt from the scheme, which has been... Read more »
Roger Stokes, an English solicitor with the Yemeni law firm Sheikh Tariq Abdullah, has died after being found covered in blood in his flat. The circumstances of his death remain a mystery.
In the good old days, sleeping with a lecturer was sufficient to get your grades bumped up to a first or distinction. But in these tough economic times, it seems that mere sex is no longer enough. According to court documents, National University of Singapore law student Ko Wen Hui, 23, not only had to... Read more »
If, like me, you’re not British or European and are applying for training contracts, you probably read last month’s story about the American trainee at the London office of stricken US firm Dewey & LeBoeuf who is fighting deportation. It sent chills down my spine, writes Carmody Wilson But, in a way, it was also... Read more »
The self taught Chinese ‘barefoot lawyer’ Chen Guangcheng may not have followed the Chartered Institute of Legal Executive (CILEX) path to non-graduate legal qualification, but for me he’s a legal executive in spirit. Chen, who begins studying law the traditional way at New York Law School (NYU) this week, didn't experience any form of formal... Read more »
Can you get into a City law firm from an ex-poly? And how much will European languages help? Read the response below...
In the week of International Women's Baking Day, Legal Cheek invited two international women to appear on the #RoundMyKitchenTable podcast. Half-Italian Annalisa Checchi, a legal & business affairs manager at CMGRP UK, and Daniela Valdez, a Spanish law student at Birkbeck University, join hosts Kevin Poulter and Alex Aldridge. On Thursday, Aldridge stoked the women... Read more »