Fired Allen & Overy Lawyer-Turned-Sex Novelist Tells Of New Life in 2 Room Cabin Rented By The Night On Her Credit Card

Pursuing your dreams can come at a price. Deidre Dare (real name: Deidre Clark) used to earn over £130,000 a year as an associate in Allen & Overy’s Moscow office. Then she started blogging, publishing erotic fiction that was heavily influenced by her experiences as an expat lawyer. She accompanied her prose with pictures and… Read more »

Fifty Shades Of Gray’s Inn: Mini-Pupillage…On a Sunday

At first, GDL student Anastasia Steal doubts the wisdom of Christopher Grey QC’s insistence that she complete her mini-pupillage with him on a Sunday, but pretty soon she finds herself having the best day of her life. As I walked through Gray’s Inn, I caught my reflection in a puddle that had gathered from last… Read more »

Career May Be Over For City Lawyer Who Groped Woman On National Express Coach As He’s Put On Sex Offenders Register

Hugh Wotherspoon, the solicitor found guilty last month of groping a woman on the Edinburgh-London National Express, has been placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years. The 54 year-old married father of two, who quit his job at City IP boutique Ladas & Parry following his conviction, has also been handed a three-year… Read more »

Law Lecturer In Sex (And Other Stuff)-For-Grades Scandal

In the good old days, sleeping with a lecturer was sufficient to get your grades bumped up to a first or distinction. But in these tough economic times, it seems that mere sex is no longer enough. According to court documents, National University of Singapore law student Ko Wen Hui, 23, not only had to… Read more »

Lesbian Law Student Publishes Vacation Scheme Sex Diary

“Being a summer intern at a law firm is an exercise in gluttony and high-functioning alcoholism,” begins the diary of a vac-schemer that was published on a New York blog over the weekend. In the case of the diary’s 26-year old lesbian author, that gluttony and high-functioning alcoholism comes with a lot of sex. She… Read more »

‘Prostitute’ Lawyer Jailed For Running Belfast Brothel

Natacha Pociana, a qualified lawyer from Brazil, has been jailed for two months after admitting that she co-managed a brothel at a Belfast block of flats. Belfast Magistrates’ Court was also told that Pociana, 32, had admitted during police questioning that she was working as a prostitute herself. The news follows the arrest last year… Read more »

DLA Piper Lawyer Had Affair With Russian Spy Anna Chapman

“What first attracted you to short, balding millionaire Paul Daniels?” Mrs Merton once memorably asked the dancer Debbie McGee. Similar questions are being put to Anna Chapman (pictured left), the glamorous 30-year old Russian arrested for espionage in 2010, after it emerged that she was romantically involved with the rather less glamorous John Altorelli (pictured… Read more »


Don’t dance, or – even worse – have sex with a colleague; do mix your drinks, though, advises a partner at a top London law firm writing anonymously for Legal Cheek The advent signs give warning of the great office event. Packed pubs and restaurants with large tables of diners looking uneasy in paper hats…. Read more »


Follow @debbiematthews1 A traumatised Debbie Matthews recounts some of the incredible scenes she witnessed at the number one Christmas party ticket in town It’s the night of the barristers’ chambers Christmas do – the most anticipated social event in a lawyer’s diary. The ivory invitation has been proudly propped up against my computer for three… Read more »


Follow @AlexAldridgeUK As the Christmas party season gets underway, Alex Aldridge is expecting great things from the litigators Everyone knows it’s the litigators who are the crazy ones. A quick browse of the Bar Standards Board’s wonderful rogue gallery of barristers confirms that millimetres below the respectable surface of the Inns of Court reigns barely-containable… Read more »