This is – as a UK-based foreign football manager might say – a difficult moment for Times Law, which is so committed to austerity that it won’t even stump up the money to cover subscriptions for its contributors...
There was a brilliant cartoon in The Sun over the weekend making light of the fact that the internet was deemed worthy of only a single page of the 2,000 page-long Leveson report. Still, there have been suggestions that a new regime of press regulation could be extended to apply to bloggers, if they voluntarily... Read more »
Yesterday may not have been the most relaxing Sunday for a mystery media law partner at Hamlins called "Chris", after a press release in which he was featured caught the attention of The Observer media columnist Peter Preston. According to Preston, the press release – sent by a PR on behalf of Hamlins – provided... Read more »
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 »
Newly single Russell Brand has turned to Bloomberg Law, the legal TV channel, to take his mind off his recent split from singer Katy Perry – as you can see below.
Law in Action, the long-running Radio 4 legal programme, is to have its funding scaled back as part of a £500,000 cost-saving at the BBC. The show’s normal schedule – which sees 12 episodes broadcast a year – will continue until at least 2013. From then it had been suggested that fewer episodes will be... Read more »
Never upstage the boss. And that rule applies double when your boss is Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger, who has publicly rounded on members of the judiciary for appearing on BBC show MasterChef when it filmed an episode in Middle Temple. Muscling his way back into the spotlight with a publicity-grabbing speech to Birmingham... Read more »
You can change the world through law, star media lawyer Mark Stephens tells Emily Jupp, but it doesn't sate your artistic side There is one question any serious journalist couldn’t fail to ask Mark Stephens CBE, the top media lawyer who has probably appeared in more big name cases than any other solicitor: “Does Julian... Read more »
Yesterday, it was with considerable surprise that I happened upon ‘Jogging with the FT: Mark Stephens’ - an interview with the high profile media lawyer conducted while he ran around Regent’s Park. Now, Stephens (pictured below) may be many things – charming, down-to-earth, super PR savvy for a lawyer – but a shining example of... Read more »
Follow @AlexAldridgeUK The legal press is not always what it seems, says Alex Aldridge I’m always surprised by how uncritically lawyers read what’s written in the legal press. Many don’t realise that each magazine has a commercial agenda that strongly influences how it writes - and what it writes about. Last week, the City law... Read more »
Follow @AlasdairIS But despite the complaints from lawyers and disinterest from the press, the fact the event takes place at all represents major progress, says Alasdair Stewart National pro bono week took place last month, but I fear that it passed most people by. Despite a range of events taking place up and down the... Read more »