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Amid the Twitter storm of earnest pontification which greeted the publication of Lord Justice Leveson's report into media ethics today, there were thankfully a handful of tweets offering some light relief...
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As you may or may not know, Ed Miliband’s wife, Justine Thornton (pictured), is a barrister at 39 Essex Street Chambers – which is led by Leveson Inquiry heartthrob Robert Jay QC. In case you missed it, Miliband spent yesterday afternoon at said inquiry being grilled by Jay. The political blogger Guido Fawkes reckons this... Read more »
Barrister delivers annoying speech. Rival barrister rolls his eyes, turns to his junior and conspiratorially makes the international hand gesture for 'wanker'. Other lawyers spot gesture and, outraged, complain to the judge. The sort of implausible scene that you might get in BBC drama Silk, but never in real life, right?
Esteemed, assured, and trusted by the public; police officers make great witnesses. In court, that makes for lousy justice, writes The Law Horse, an anonymous criminal barrister... This is not an attack on the police. They work to keep my family safe, our city free of trouble. I’m glad the police are there to protect... Read more »