Leaving work on a Friday [#WhatShouldWeCallMe]
What to do about trolls? [The Justice Gap]
Twists in the tale of court interpreters [Justice of the Peace Blog]
Battle of the top QCs: reaction [Twitter]
Fraudster solicitor Kenneth Hunt ordered to repay £30,000 [The Journal]
Tunbridge Wells solicitor's struggle with bipolar disorder [Sussex Courier]
Michael Ballack fires lawyer over speeding charge [ESPN]
Britney Spears libel case is thrown out of court in US [BBC]
Barrister who will represent Wills and Kate in Paris acted for John Galliano over racist rant [Evening Standard]
Kate topless pictures: criminal and legal cases [BBC]
Inner Temple 1 – 0 BPP Law School [Twitter]
When someone from work/school emails me over the weekend [#WhatShouldWeCallMe]
Field Fisher and Osborne Clarke in talks over £200m merger [Legal Week]
Law school secret societies [Above the Law]
#WhatShouldWeCallMe is a brilliant Tumblr blog run by two anonymous law students. Most of the posts – which involve the captioning of an animated GIF image – are about general life, but some are about the law. Here are the best ones.
What has happened to my life since starting law school
When someone asks if there are cute guys in law school
The BBC’s Paul 'I’ve-lived-in-London-for-20-years-but-still-speak-like-a-miner' Mason is pessimistic about the future of conventional graduate jobs.
"The west's model is broken. It cannot deliver enough high-value work for its highly educated workforce," he wrote last week.
But Mason is encouraged by the initiative shown by the youth of today, who he believes could be saved by their innate capacity for entrepreneurship. "All those tests, drills, teach-to-exam lectures, and the relentless vocationality of education, has made this generation highly entrepreneurial," he added.
The trouble law graduates face as they bid to become the Richard Bransons of the legal world is, of course, that they need to have first completed a pupillage or training contract in order to be able to set up on their own as practising lawyers. Without the right to provide legal services, their options are limited. And as Legal Cheek has found out the hard way, placing adverts offering unregulated legal advice on internet sites like Fiverr (see above) doesn’t always yield results.
Clifford Chance lawyer selected as Olympic torchbearer – Docklands & East London Advertiser
What has happened to my life since starting law school – #Whatshouldwecallme
Barrister standing as candidate for the Thames Valley Crime Commissioner misses his own launch ceremony – Oxford Mail
Lawyer body search row looms over fate of Gaddafi’s son – The Scotsman
SDT throws out case against solicitor over SRA abuse of process – Legal Futures