The experiment — a legal version, if you will, of the famous Pepsi Challenge (a blind Pepsi v Coke taste test) — was conducted following prompting by Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger amid controversy at the lack of female judges...
Yesterday, hidden away at the bottom of Joshua Rozenberg's article in The Guardian about judges' defence of judicial review was this little gem.
Those curious to explore in greater detail these criticisms have, of course, the Supreme Court YouTube channel to help them do so – where, if they wish, they can pore over in great detail the videos featuring the Supreme Court President...
The Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) latest diversity survey has an eye-catching new 'Jewish Muslim' option in its religion section. According to journalist Joshua Rozenberg, who spotted it, the category is "apparently a 'misprint'".
Ed note: This is the first in a series of posts where leading members of the legal profession share their wisdom with the next generation of wannabes. We'll be featuring one-a-week in the run-up to the 'Legal Cheek at the Google Campus' event in December.
If I had known then what I know now, I would have become a barrister rather than a solicitor, writes Joshua Rozenberg.
I found it very difficult to get through the solicitors’ exams in the early 1970s – though I made it in the end. The Bar exams were reputedly much easier at the time. Why, then, didn’t I read for the Bar?
Nine months working as a solicitor’s outdoor clerk (delivering briefs, getting deeds stamped; asking High Court masters for leave to file out of time) persuaded me that barristers were much cleverer than I could ever aspire to be and that solicitors merely needed to be methodical.
This turned out to be a gross misrepresentation of both sides of the profession...
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