Posts Tagged: Mail Online

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 23 January

Lindsay Lohan's new lawyer is sponsored by 'foodie socialite' to allow him to represent her in court [Mail Online] David Cameron speech: UK and the EU [BBC News] Should you brag about your law school grades on Facebook? [Above the Law] Convicted criminals and undeclared bankrupts were among the people nominated by law firms to... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Monday 21 January

Threat to the courts system as barristers google jurors then alter speeches to win sympathy [The Times (£)] Barristers google jurors to find out their likes, jobs and interests then tailor courtroom speeches to help win trials [Mail Online] Business leaders have grown ‘diversity weary’ [Law Society Gazette] Judge reminisces about his Cambridge days in... 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: Wednesday 16 January

When I get that feeling, I want sexual billing [Above the Law] Judges' respect for the crucifix is paper-thin [Mail Online] Religious freedom: Strasbourg's balancing act [The Guardian] Profile: barrister-turned-film director Ben Lewin on his latest film, The Sessions [The List] What Facebook's new graph search means for your privacy [Mashable] Nominations open for Student... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Monday 14 January

Allen & Overy chief backs apprenticeships  "so long as standards are upheld" [The Independent] Drop out fails in bid to auction his name on eBay – despite dropping price [Thomson Reuters] January Blues [Jamie Anderson on Twitter] From law firm managing partner to organising activity tours in southern Tuscany [Manchester Evening News] Solicitors 'ran immigration scam... Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Law student pleads guilty to exotic bird's beheading death at Vegas casino [Mail Online] "No counsel knowing anything about this area of the law could put forward such an argument" [Bailii via Adam Wagner] Rabid lawyers reap terror (see comments) on hapless underpaid journalists [UK Human Rights Blog] Christian lawyer found guilty of using her... Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Female solicitor told not to have a relationship or babies by boss, tribunal hears [The Telegraph] ...Law firm boss 'also used her as an attractive distraction for clients at meetings' [Mail Online] Delhi rape victims are to blame, defendants’ lawyer says [Bloomberg] Meanwhile over in Court 6, Reading Crown Court [Guido Fawkes] A moral assessment... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 9 January

Chris Grayling: Using same old probation services to cut reoffending is madness [The Telegraph] Foreign national prisoners lose right to legal aid [The Guardian] WikiLeaks soldier Bradley Manning has his sentence reduced over his treatment in military prison [Mail Online] Matrix leads as Chris Huhne's partner appeals Daily Mail judgment [The Lawyer] 21 reasons why... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Tuesday 8 January

Barristers 'among the most dangerous drivers on the road', study finds [Mail Online] Smug Clifford Chance associate wins holiday [City AM] In response to the news, Lukas Hirst said: "This is outstanding news. I have just returned from two weeks in LA with my son and had forgotten how amazing sunshine and the beach are.... Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Indian bar must represent Delhi gang rape defendants, says Bar Council [The Lawyer] Revealed: Prince Charles' incredible legal foresight as he wows government with his succession law insights [Mail Online] In-house lawyer's campaign against "religious privilege" [The Lawyer] RIP: Herbert Smith [Muskogee Phoenix] Confessions of a troll [The Kernel] Where else can I use my... 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: Thursday 3 January

Allen and Overy warns of new year Christmas party hangover [Metro] Lawyer, 51, moves back in with his mother to loan house to homeless family for a year [Mail Online] A view from the litigant in person [Law Society Gazette] Philippe Sands and Helena Kennedy: In Defence of Rights [London Review Of Books] Summary of... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 2 January

The real-life Legally Blonde: Law student who spent thousands on becoming a living Barbie doll hits back at bullies who called her an airhead by gaining TWO degrees [Mail Online] Allen & Overy’s Wootton leads thin line-up of solicitor honours [Law Society Gazette] The honest truth about being a law student [Legal Lemur] Cyborg law... Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

How to abuse people on Twitter and get away with it [The Guardian] Michael Douglas’s junkie son persuaded lawyer to sneak drugs into prison in her bra [Mail Online] The law behind the “Plebgate” row: What powers do the Downing Street police actually have? [New Statesman] Instagram denies having right to sell users' photos [BBC... Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

DPP's interim guidelines for social media prosecutions embargoed til midnight. But Twitter Joke Trial barrister gives hint about their content [John Cooper QC on Twitter] UK Bill of Rights Commission fails to reach consensus [The Guardian] The Bill of Rights Commission report: a modest proposal [UK Human Rights Blog] I am deleting my Instagram account... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Friday 14 December

Law firms suffer worst quarter since 2010 [Financial Times (£)] Doubt over City law firm plan to boost female partner numbers [The Times' Alex Spence on Twitter] Law student shot on Manhattan street 'was drug courier executed over missing cash that was confiscated by cops in California' [Mail Online] Pregnant man trapped in legal limbo... 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 »

Morning Round-Up: Wednesday 12 December

Gay marriage row: Ukip plans to derail David Cameron [The Guardian] Why are dead people liking stuff on Facebook? [ReadWrite] Colorado lights up as governor proclaims marijuana legal for recreational purposes [Mail Online] Bradley Manning: pre-trial hearing ends as case goes to military judge [The Guardian] Judge orders anonymisation of a convicted rapist in order... Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Tuesday 11 December

‘There are now more lawyers in the country than police officers. Why is that?’ [Mail Online] The judge who thinks graffiti vandals should be proud of their handiwork [The Telegraph] Hugh Tomlinson QC: Royal hoax call could be an 'offence under UK law' [The Guardian] Brushing off the barristers [The Asian Lawyer] Opponents of gay... 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: Friday 7 December

High Court judge accused of jumping red light tries to have case thrown out because it is 'unfair and oppressive' [Mail Online] Eric Pickles and the looming Tory split over the ECHR [The Spectator] Australian PM (and ex-Slater & Gordon lawyer) Julia Gillard announces the end of the world [YouTube] ‘The Sentencing Council is a... Read more »