Posts Tagged: Legal Futures

End Of The Day Round-Up

Baroness Scotland QC told by school careers adviser that best she could hope for was to be a supervisor at Sainsbury's [The Guardian] Associate who told partners of his ‘superior legal mind’ (pictured) loses appeal [ABA Journal] Programming bootcamp converts lawyer into hacker [Wired] Horrifying anti-gay graffiti found at US law school [Business Insider] Supreme... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 18 January

A lawyer’s amazingly detailed analysis of Bilbo’s contract in The Hobbit [Wired] Former Leeds University law student to defend Bo Xilai in court [The Telegraph] Girlfriend of Reddit co-founder who hanged himself says US legal system mercilessly hounded him to his death [Mail Online] War on judicial review (sort of) [UK Human Rights Blog] Circuits... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 17 January

In defence of the existing law on social media [UK Criminal Law Blog] High street firms in ‘increasingly precarious’ position [Solicitors Journal] International Criminal Court snowman [Mark Kersten on Twitter] Solicitor finally paid for Chinese vase after long legal battle… but only gets half of the £50m it went for at auction [Mail Online] Betfair... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Tuesday 15 January

Lindsay Lohan 'owes fired lawyer Shawn Holley $300k in legal fees'... amid reports she wants him back on board [Mail Online] Julie Burchill, free speech and the Lynne Featherstone clause [Head of Legal] Google-backed crowdsourced legal advice service heads to the UK [Legal Futures] US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who has not asked a... Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

The new Titan prison idea could be a bit of a rightwing smokescreen, designed to burnish the justice secretary's tough man image [The Guardian] One in five firms likely to seek external investment [Law Society Gazette] Only half of police officers 'would report colleague who punched suspect' [The Telegraph] CILEx CEO sees take-up difficulty for... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 11 January

Law's Mystic Meg: no future for high street firms, but window of opportunity for mid-sized practices [Legal Futures] Can accountants change the legal sector? [Law Society Gazette] Christians and working on Sundays: what the tribunal really said [The Guardian] In defence of law school: because what else are you going to do with yourself? [Above... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Monday 7 January

Linklaters associate who died during triathlon may have suffered the same condition as Bolton Wanderers’ footballer Fabrice Muamba [Mail Online] Jeremy Carter-Manning QC caught up in RSPCA row [The Telegraph] Stress dominates calls to LawCare as charity outlines concerns over alcohol danger [Legal Futures] Thirty Nine Essex Street Chambers launches its Singapore office [PR Newswire]... 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 »

Morning Round-Up: Monday 17 December

Barrister snub to diversity monitoring "embarrassing" and "pathetic" [Legal Futures] Judges take on ministers over supreme court: Chris Grayling told by judiciary to give up power to appoint chief executive [The Guardian] Grayling’s new plans for judicial review 'hurdles' [Audioboo] listen to ‘New plans for judicial review 'hurdles'’ on Audioboo Putting lawyers in charge of... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Monday 10 December

Six fat cat lawyers get £½MILLION each a year legal aid [The Sun] A much-used diversionary tactic: to distract public attention away from this government’s policy of destruction of legal aid [Nothing like The Sun] Today is Human Rights Day [UK Human Rights Blog] Judge suspended after 'getting a witness pregnant' - months after sending... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Tuesday 4 December

Google 'should face libel laws over blogging site' [Metro] Philadelphia judge 'hangs himself after separating from his wife' [Mail Online] Getting tough with litigants in person? [Marilyn Stowe Blog] Lord Leveson understands that legal back-up could improve the quality of journalism in Britain [The Independent] Deloitte survey: growing number of large firms preparing for ABS... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 28 November

Can you get around Facebook's terms of service by posting some legal-sounding mumbo-jumbo on your wall? [Mashable] Contempt laws to be reviewed for internet age [BBC News] Does the internet mean game over for contempt of court? [The Guardian] Nick Herbert: accommodation with Strasbourg is a pipe dream [Head of Legal] Judge who upset Chávez... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 22 November

Judges' lunchtime drinking at the Old Bailey [The Guardian] Lady Wheatcroft: "In particular the thing that stunned me, and others who have been invited [to the Old Bailey], is the wine consumed over lunch before the judges go back into court in the afternoon. I just wonder, in changing the culture, whether that's something that... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 16 November

The future: applying for training contracts and pupillages via Facebook? [Forbes] Lord Neuberger’s speech on reforming legal education: full text [Crime Line] Summary: “Neuberger – legal education and training review may be fatally flawed” [Legal Futures] Why it may not be straightforward for McAlpine to sue tweeters for damages [Jack of Kent] Libel damages and... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 15 November

Kings College London law students to share £20 million gift from Harvey Nichols owner [Evening Standard] Moral maze: The moral code of social media [BBC Radio 4] In defence of the Clifford Chance Mum’s husband [Above the Law] Gap between number of Bar students and pupillages grows wider [Legal Futures] FA rages at 'ill-informed' lawyer... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Monday 12 November

Police arrest man for posting picture of burning a poppy [Kent Police via David Allen Green on Twitter]  [Also see Liberal Conspiracy] Eddie Stobart law service is a wrong turn says Bar chief amid concerns legal advice given to public will suffer [Mail Online] Bar Council to press “sympathetic” Grayling to scrap LSB [Legal Futures]... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 31 October

The law and magical thinking [Jack of Kent] Tooks chambers barrister: FA’s anti-racism rules are ‘nonsense’ [The Telegraph] Barristers earn ‘an average of £160,000 per self-employed practitioner’ [Legal Futures] Could Jimmy Savile’s employers be liable for his actions? [Solicitors Journal] Has UKSC ‘dissed’ the Supreme Court of Canada? [Charon QC’s UK Law Tour] Spooky tales... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Tuesday 30 November

Legal aid cheats targeted by Ministry of Justice [BBC] Society of Black Lawyers calls on police to probe Clattenburg 'racist remarks' [ITV News] Hurricane Sandy: a list of legal world closures [Above the Law] Majority of top firms eyeing growth through merger as ABSs appear on the radar [Legal Futures] Russian justice: truth serum for... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 25 October

Savile investigation: appointment of law firm linked to BBC questioned [The Independent] McCann's case against lawyer to be heard soon [Merc Reporter] Video of woman fighting young skateboarding punks in front of a law school [YouTube via Above the Law] Revealed: females make up less than 10 per cent of top 100's equity partner ranks... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 24 October

Law graduate snubbed by wedding hotels turns out to be star of adult TV [Mail Online] Judge drowned after wife drove into flooded ford, inquest told [The Guardian] McMillan Williams represents blind stroke victim tasered by police [The Lawyer] Sophie Khan, the solicitor leading the case, last night told Legal Cheek: “The incident which involved... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Tuesday 23 October

Blur drummer-turned Kingsley Napley solicitor Dave Rowntree attends Q awards bash on his lunch break [The Sun] On being handed the best live act award, Rowntree said: "I’m now a criminal lawyer and this is my lunch break." Top firms “waking up” to competition from ABSs – with one in five planning conversion themselves [Legal... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Monday 15 October

How my father, George Carman QC, may have helped Jimmy Savile escape justice [The Observer] Human rights lawyer elected new Libyan PM [CBS News] Ex-Dewey trainee deported in wake of firm's collapse [The Lawyer] Pitfalls in the workplace: Musings of female law grads [The Angle] Janet Street-Porter: We need female judges to punish these predators... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 11 October

"If you ever call me again on my cell phone, I'll strangle you": Angry judge blasts lawyer in high-profile murder case [ABA Journal] Family of Herbert Smith solicitor lawyer killed in 2002 Bali bombings still fighting for justice [Evening Standard] Oxford law student: ‘new students should seek education, not satisfaction’ [Independent Voices] Member of UK... Read more »

Is The Legal Profession Really On The Verge Of Revolution?

There was excited talk of "profound change", "broken business models" and "the end of Law 1.0" at a debate hosted this morning in Middle Temple Hall by Riverview Law, the new firm-chambers hybrid that refuses to charge its clients by the hour. As the assembled legal futurists' speeches crossed the hour mark, audience members were... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Tuesday 9 October

Golden eagles of the legal world: meet London's star lawyers [Evening Standard] Sri Lanka protests over attack on judge [The Independent] Solicitor jailed for 6 years after posing as wealthy investor to con two businessmen out of £250k [Mail Online] Oh yes – Direct Line set for ABS as it reveals £110m solicitor referral fee... Read more »