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End Of The Day Round-Up

Thom Yorke threatens to “sue the living shit” out of David Cameron if the prime minister uses a Radiohead song in a future election campaign [The Guardian] Half of law firm partners think they’re underpaid [The Lawyer] Judge orders barrister to donate £10 to charity after mobile breaks silence in court [Evening Standard] Fee earner… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

BPP joins government initiative to create non-uni route to lawyer career [Legal Week] What can judge-watchers expect in 2013? [The Guardian] College of Law settles exam paper dispute [Lawyer2B] Judges told to consider “viral tweets” in libel damages [PC Pro] Lawyer charged with trying to sell Saddam Hussein family’s guns [Miami Herald] Gay marriage and… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 20 December

Looks like we’re not the only country with social media issues… Law blogger questioned by police after tweeting that he wants National Rifle Association chief’s ‘head on a stick’ [Crooked Timber] Indonesian lawyer faces 8 years in prison for tweeting allegations against government official [The Jakarta Post] Winston Roddick insists police commissioner job is full… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Grayling sets out plan for culling judicial reviews [Law Society Gazette] Jon Robins follows the furore over regulation in the legal fraternity [New Law Journal] Transcript of today’s hearing in Litvinenko inquest [ via Joshua Rozenberg on Twitter] Legal warning for tweeters and bloggers [BBC] US Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor tells how fear of… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 13 December

Broadcasters pushing for cameras in court only want ‘rape, blood and gore’, claims peer [Press Gazette] Lord McAlpine’s solicitor Andrew Reid: “So much of the fun and characters have gone out of the law that I would not encourage a career in the law as a final profession” [The Times (£)] New online barrister portal… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Trainee retention rates dip in 2012 as post-recession recovery falters [Legal Week] Judge credits knife-wielding thug for ‘taking care not to inflict life threatening injuries’ on victim he stabbed FIVE times [Mail Online] Facebook is changing its privacy settings again, improving them from horrible to still-mostly-horrible [Forbes – via Danan Margason on Twitter] ‘A sham…… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

“Today’s score on Twitter: @Pontifex 1 – 2 Royal Family. The Vatican easily out-newsed on what was to be their big Twitter news day” [Jack of Kent on Twitter] Linklaters accounts reveal £2.5m payout for 2011-12’s top earner [Legal Week] Chris Grayling vs Ken Clarke [The Independent] Prison saved me: Female City lawyer jailed for… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 30 November

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers [The Spectator] I’m a barrister, get me out of here! After a year of inquiry Sir Brian Leveson heads for Australia as David Cameron expresses concerns over recommendations [The Independent] German bestiality ban: time the US changed some archaic sex laws [The Guardian] Nick Griffin:… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Are magistrates and juries using Google to help them reach their verdicts? [The Telegraph] SNR Denton, Salans and FMC confirm three-way mega-merger [Legal Week] Spam text message pair are fined £440,000 [BBC News] 39 Essex Street confirms addition of 24-strong 4-5 Gray’s Inn team [The Lawyer] What “freedom of the press” should mean [New Statesman]… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Part of Whitehall shut due to naked man on statue [BBC News – photo via @johnestevens] “A naked man balancing precariously on a ceremonial statue in Whitehall in the cold November air. Rather sums up the British constitution.” [David Allen Green via Twitter] Bogus millionaire jailed after swindling thousands from solicitor’s wife by claiming he was… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Exclusive pictures: the decaying state of our courts [Life In The Bus Lane] Russell Brand is a decent guy, says lawyer suing him for big bucks [The Wrap] Blackstone Chambers barrister Shaheed Fatima on her New York hurricane ordeal [The Lawyer] Creepy Halloween judge [YouTube] Judge: Legal aid system ‘unjust’ [The Bristol Post] Slaughters cuts… 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 »

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 »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Only 20% of the general public associate lawyers with the phrase “act ethically”[Lawyer Watch] Lawyer stabbed by disgruntled client [The Korea Herald] Outsourcer seals second law firm acquisition in post-LSA push [Legal Week] Armstrong lawyer champions lie detector test [ESPN] Doughty Street forges alliance with Dutch firm to boost civil liberties practice [The Lawyer] Gutter… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 12 October

Ambulance chasing company boss jailed over £12million cash scam which hired one man to stage 93 crashes [Mail Online] Guardian submits its hacks to rigorous legal training [The Guardian] Proposed changes made by Slaughter and May to Rugby Football Union’s corporate governance “watered down” [The Telegraph] RPC media head takes new full-time role as district… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Trainee lawyer, 22, who sued cruise firm after being hit by flying sun lounger is facing bankruptcy as legal bills spiral to £350,000 [Mail Online] The Times settles Nightjack claim for £42,500 plus costs [New Statesman] Former journo’s claim that it “has long been an ambition of mine” to be appointed Justice Secretary and Lord… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 5 October

Circuit judge’s son endured bench gags before call up by Roy Hodgson for England squad [The Guardian] Governments in young democracies fret over social media [The Independent] UK’s top libel judge warns of death of specialist media bench [Legal Week] “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels…”: lawyer’s Steve Jobs-inspired departure email [Above… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

BPP Law School Bar Professional Training Course graduate suing Asda for £15K after its security guards ‘imprisoned’ him at bus stop in shoplifting mix-up [Evening Standard] Newly qualified Allen & Overy solicitor killed in Nepal plane crash [Full coverage on Google] Allen & Overy statement: “Everyone at Allen & Overy is deeply shocked and saddened… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Barrister who will represent Wills and Kate in Paris acted for John Galliano over racist rant [Evening Standard] Kate topless pictures: criminal and legal cases [BBC] Inner Temple 1 – 0 BPP Law School [Twitter] When someone from work/school emails me over the weekend [#WhatShouldWeCallMe] Field Fisher and Osborne Clarke in talks over £200m merger [Legal… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 13 September

Zatman & Co rebrands as BBS Zatman and reveals new structure [Manchester Evening News] Solicitor and trainee to stand trial over ‘sham wedding’ [Belfast Telegraph] What are we training young lawyers to become? [The Times] Ex-Hammonds partner linked to police alteration of Hillsborough statements [Legal Week] Criminal bar chief: unity can help resist ‘extinction’ [Law… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Tuesday 11 September

Law firm departure letter of the week: “If one million angels sang a chorus of praise from the peaks of the Himalayas, it might just begin to match the gratitude that I have for you all.” [Above the Law] Bipolar murderer who kidnapped and raped his teenage victim begs judge for the death penalty [Mail… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 7 September

Hillsborough families boosted as the “Rolls-Royce of lawyers” offer services for free [The Mirror] Graduate recruitment down by up to 38% at City firms [Legal Week] In praise of … the Magistrates’ Blog [The Guardian] Judge blocks restriction of lawyer access to Guantanamo detainees [Washington Post] Changing law firms’ culture [Law Society Gazette]

End Of The Day Round-Up

UK’s top 100 law firms pass £5bn profits mark – The Independent Solicitor ‘helped’ con £730,000 from Oldham college – BBC Will the first-day-of-law-school enthusiasm last? – @MsDebbieWhittle on Twitter Bruce Willis in battle over iTunes downloads – Sky News Brian Allan obituary – The Guardian Slaughters assists Arsenal on busy summer of transfer window… Read more »

DLA Piper’s ‘Journalist Awards’: One Suspension Of Disbelief Too Far?

Interesting, but hardly surprising, to note that the winners of last month’s DLA Piper ‘Journalist Awards’ have all contributed favourable pieces of editorial about the firm to their respective publications. DLA’s ‘Business Journalist of the Year’, Ian King of The Times, co-authored ‘How did business weather the economic winter? (£)’, featuring some nice quotes delivered… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 22 August

Wikileaks slams David Allen Green – Twitter Pupillage: a right or a privilege? – Legal Week Lawyers try to put an end to nude photo judge inquiry – Toronto Sun Undocumented immigrant fights for right to become lawyer – Huffington Post The students who have opted out of university – The Guardian The importance of… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Monday 6 August

Law student tried to defraud British Airways – Evening Express An interview with the lawyer defending feminist punk group Pussy Riot – Red Pepper Peter Andre: I’m taking legal action against Twitter bullies and their horrendous lies – Now Lord Chief Justice warns pay freeze will cause ‘problems’ – The Telegraph Law student pleads guilty… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 13 July

57.5% of Linklaters associates were privately educated, research reveals – Legal Week Solicitor flips plane in field – Thanet Times The bent lawyer who fell for drugs – Northern Echo White & Case lawyer quits City to become deacon in Hammersmith church – Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle Lawcast: Carl Gardner on the appointment of Lord… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 5 July

How Katie Holmes’ lawyer father helped ‘orchestrate split’ that blindsided Tom Cruise – People Can you judge a man by his Twitter followers? – The Register Judge bans reporting of divorce finances to save ’embarrassment’ – The Telegraph Courts unprepared for Olympics, warns top solicitor – The Guardian Law Society faces legal action from Christian… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 30 May

Millionaire parked his Range Rover outside solicitor’s office with posters claiming he ‘charged £4,000 for a day when he was playing golf’ – Mail Online Dewey administration sees 96 London layoffs with core team of 12 kept on – Legal Week Dewey Hopes to Resolve Bankruptcy Quickly – New York Times Anger over ex-Baker &… Read more »

City Law Website RollOnFriday Is Edited By An Ashurst Partner

Correction 11.45am 30/5/12: In its original form, this post stated that RollOnFriday had “maintained that [Ashurst partner Piers] Warburton had no editorial involvement in the Friday story round-up” until it “came clean” and admitted otherwise last week. This was incorrect: RollOnFriday has never sought to publicly hide Warburton’s editorial role, nor has it sought to… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 4 May

Cameron gets legal tutoring to prepare for grilling at Leveson – The Independent Philip Marshall QC’s volcano hell – Evening Standard 20 million reasons why Roy Hodgson loves lawyers – Mail Online Iranian lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah sentenced to nine years in jail – The Guardian Dewey on the brink as City crisis committee turns… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 23 March

Ex-Herbert Smith lawyer Margaret Mountford completes her PhD – The Mirror Aberdeen law student aims for Miss Scotland crown – Evening Express Lawyer jokes for a new generation – Bitter Lawyer Law professor accused of unsportsman-like, penile conduct – Above the Law Wales to consider split-off to become separate legal jurisdiction – Legal Week

Morning Round-Up: Monday 19 March

Family forced out of dream home after solicitors run off with their £400K life savings – Daily Mail RBS: legal profession carrying 5,000 excess solicitor jobs – Legal Week Christian barrister challenges Norwich Church – Network Norwich Law student terrorist to be released – The Telegraph Lawyer Aamer Anwar to replace the late Paul McBride… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 8 March

City law firm couple jailed for fraud – Law Society Gazette Why do US judges give such long prison sentences? – The Guardian Easy Exercise forced to rebrand after easyGroup High Court threat – Northwich Guardian BPP turns to College of Law for new deputy chief executive – Legal Week

Morning Round-Up: Friday 2 March

Allen & Overy’s David Benton: the man who decides if Greece has defaulted – The Telegraph Federal judge emails racist Obama joke to his buddies – The Week Man ‘posed as barrister’ in friend’s court case – The Guardian College of Law targets Asia market with Singapore launch plans – Legal Week Karis McLarty (pictured):… Read more »