Judge charged with stealing cocaine from evidence in his own cases [Mail Online]
Defendant throws cup of water across courtroom, drenching judge [Sheffield Star]
Two bailed after arrest over Twitter comments about Woolwich murder [Independent]
Lord McAlpine wins libel case against Sally Bercow [BBC News]
— Jack of Kent (@JackofKent) May 24, 2013
Bercow's statement: "I have learned my own lesson the hard way." [Jack of Kent]
Frenetic pace of life holds women back from top legal posts, says Lady Justice Hallett [Telegraph]
Amanda Bynes arrested for throwing bong out of 36th floor window [Mail Online]
As you'd expect, Myles Jackman – aka "Obscenity Lawyer" – has some great stories. My personal favourite is the one about a man he represented who had the largest collection of porn ever found in the country – including objects so unwieldy that they required the police to use six six-foot high pallets when confiscating them.
My careers guidance went something like this, writes Silverman Sherliker partner Jennie Kreser in the latest post in the 'If I knew then what I know now' series...
Adviser: Ah, I see you're doing science A-levels...I expect you want to be a nurse.
Adviser: Oh dear, well I'm not sure there's anything else I can suggest.
Top judge reprimanded for copying his ruling "word for word" from one side in £1.8m court case [Mail Online]
How does copyright work in space? [The Economist]
Law firm layoffs mount up as top 50 job cuts reach 750 over past year [Legal Week]
McAlpine v Bercow judgment on whether her tweet was defamatory to be handed down today at 10:30am [David Allen Green on Twitter]
Referral of the week [Twitter]
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2013
Unanimous: profession votes for "training days" action in protest over cuts [Law Society Gazette]
Judge in trouble for telling female lawyers they’d soon don bikinis and get in a mud bath [The Times of Israel]
Joshua Rozenberg: Flaws in fraud case show worrying lapses by judges and lawyers [The Guardian]
Withers and Speechly Bircham call off merger after top-level talks [Legal Week]
How do you become a barristers’ clerk? [notabarrister]
Fury over sex gang victim, 18, who had to endure 12 days of excruciating cross-examination in trial that shamed the legal system [Mail Online]
PM's Woolwich terror attack statement [YouTube]
Cameron praised for respecting Rule of Law [Twitter]
Impressed by Cameron's restrained response to attack. Blair would have torn up Magna Carta by now
— Nick Cohen (@NickCohen4) May 23, 2013
The privatisation of legal proceedings in the US has led to untold miscarriages of justice – and now it's coming to a town near you [The Independent]
Some have lampooned Chris Grayling for his lack of a legal qualification. Others have sought to undermine him with cruel nicknames, such as Failing Grayling – from which a Twitter account has been spawned. Rather cruelly, said Twitter account recently drew attention to the Justice Secretary's likeness to a "dead eyed wet fish" – a reference, of course, to the Grayling fish (pictured below).
Continuing in that vein, here are five further animals that, arguably, closely resemble Chris Grayling.