The Law Society Gazette

End Of The Day Round-Up

Legal book of the day [Twitter via David Allen Green] More shenanigans on prisoner votes [UK Human Rights Blog] Ignoring PACE was not ‘brave’ [Law Society Gazette] Savile: Can a lawyer help an independent investigation into their client? [Lawyer Watch] Ex-Clifford Chance lawyer on the perils of anonymous blogging [The Blog That Peter Wrote] The… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Clifford Chance accounts reveal bumper pay of management committee [The Lawyer] International Bar Association (IBA) conference is “sterile talking shop” that’s “about thinking of better ways to make money”, says Law Society Gazette editor Paul Rogerson [Law Society Gazette] IBA conference fact: only about 50 of 5,200 delegates bothered to turn up for an interview… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 7 June

Most students at law school have ‘no hope of a job’ – Evening Standard Should you mention mitigating circumstances in applications to law firms? – Target Jobs Legally privileged, but the door is open – The Guardian Thug convicted after boasting on Facebook: I think I got away with it – Daily Express Darwinian times… Read more »

Morning Round-Up: Thursday 5 April

David Cameron defends secret courts and web monitoring plans – BBC ‘Britain is overrun by paedophiles and their legally-aided human rights solicitors’ – The Sun Biggest dissatisfaction is with lawyers’ costs – The Law Society Gazette Jury sent out in trial of man accused of murdering solicitor – This is North Devon

Escape Routes From The Law: Doing a Hollywood

For the legions of training contract hunters out there, being a lawyer is a dream. But it’s not a job that makes everyone happy. The British Hollywood actor Gerard Butler (pictured), who started out as a trainee solicitor with Edinburgh corporate law firm Morton Fraser, didn’t enjoy his time in the legal profession. “If I’d… Read more »


Follow @LegalCheek Legal Cheek is watching you… Smugly delivered tired gag of the week @ZASaunders (family law barrister Zoe Saunders) “law students: #Starbucks job news means that even if you can’t be a barrister you can be a barista – it’s all in the pronunciation 😉” Elsewhere, a high-profile barrister tries to be funny without… Read more »

JOURNALISM WATCH: Ashurst co-owned RollOnFriday’s love of recycling

On Friday, I was shopping online for flights to Marrakesh for my holidays. But try as I might, I just couldn’t find the flight booking menu on the easyJet website. Then I realised I wasn’t on at all. Instead, I’d navigated in error to the remarkably similar-looking