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From ‘Legal Cheek hit with take-down notice over barrister and sheep picture’

Well someone wants for charm …

Not Amused — July 28, 4:12pm (36 likes — at time of publication)

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From ‘#LawyerSchmovies: 13 top movie titles improved by references to the law’

Lord justice Forrest gump
Mr justice bean
Hhj rain man
The godfather qc
District judge the Simpsons movie.

Horticulture — July 28, 3:09pm (14 dislikes — at time of publication)



From ‘Crime legal aid lawyers paying the price for years of fat cat fees, says top silk’

Wrong twice you say? Let’s see … Taking a lot of pupils was a stupid move. That stupidity was foreseeable to anyone who cared to think about it. That it was done under some sort of belief that destroying an industry somehow improves diversity is all the proof one needs that the left is utterly incompetent. How diverse is the criminal bar now that only those with private money can join it? …. continue reading

Not Amused– July 27, 5:30pm (296 words)

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From ‘Last-minute training contract applications are a waste of time’

I applied for most of my applications in June, and a few more this July. I understand the principle of recruiting on a rolling basis, but I do find it deceitful that firms have a cut-off date of 31 July but will not review applications submitted by the deadline just because they are late. A lot of firms say they review all applications after the deadline – will be interesting to see if this is true, or another sly tactic.

Hopeful — July 30, 1:26pm



From ‘‘My Family’ actor with drugs record bids to be human rights barrister’

Doughty Street here we come!

Anonymous — 29 July, 1:36pm