The Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) striking off of legal blogging pioneer David Harris last week caused quite a stir.
Tributes flowed in for the ex-barrister whose witty and wild blog, GeekLawyer, won acclaim in the UK and internationally.
Assuming the Earl Spencer role in the affair was retired BPP Law School lecturer Mike Semple Piggot, who penned a moving eulogy to Harris' career on his blog Charon QC. Piggot then released a memorabilia podcast of him and Harris chatting away in 2008.
Oh 2008! What an innocent year you were for British legal blogging! Back then, law bloggers existed in a loving, cosy community where you could get your back-slapped even if what you wrote was complete shite...