The graffiti outside the Royal Courts of Justice is getting creepier

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First killer clowns, now this


The Royal Courts of Justice has fallen victim to some really creepy graffiti.

On Friday, lawyers, court users and passers-by were surprised to see a generous coating of spray paint on the side of the iconic building, which houses the High Court. This graffiti read “Accept Bribe All the time” (sic) and “if you dont pay we will Kill you” (sic again).

These scribbles were cleaned off over the weekend, but now more unsettling messages have appeared.

One says “they cheat this is a circle only they pay doctors”, just along from a message reading “they invent new things”.

Another longer piece says:

they pay judges they are paying Doctors they are fabricating evidence they stop me to have solicitor


One piece reads:

they are sharks they pay judges circle of lies, they are fabricating evidence


On another wall, the graffitist has written:

i need my information


Having chatted to a spokesperson for Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service this morning, Legal Cheek can confirm there is currently a live police investigation into this matter.

This isn’t the first time the law courts have fallen foul to opportunistic doodling. Take a look at this piece from the archives, counting down some of the best court building defacement.



Does it not make sense to hire overnight security? I don’t care what is says, it is a historical building and shouldn’t be covered in graffiti!



The RCJ has 24/7 security, but unfortunately no external CCTV on which to spot the aerosol arsehole


Not Amused

Thank goodness for our nation’s determined public servants – always on hand to tell us whom else to blame.



Hi NA,
11:42 Anon here

Former public servant actually, but now in the real world. Not sure who it was you thought I was telling you to blame though? I was simply sharing my experience in answer to 11:29 Anon’s comment.


Mike L

That’s quite obviously not ordinary vandalism, and not a suitable subject for armchair outrage. Watchmen, sure, while the particular problem continues. But I’m not at all comfortable with the “Put up more security cameras” reaction: this is Britain, not yet a Big Brother regime.


Hilarious comment from Mike L! Britain has more CCTV cameras than all the countries in the rest of Europe put together……sadly they never seem to be working when you need them. Think 7/7, Woolwich etc!


Having recently taken a trip to the south of Spain where it seems that every single square inch of surface within human reach is spray painted with this plague, whereby it has consequently been in the forefront of my attention I have decided I fully in support of a shoot on sight policy for said graffiti arseholes. I agree this is no ordinary tagging, but it is no less unacceptable. Give the cretin something to actually complain about.


Illuminati confirmed.



Alan’s been on the sauce again



Maybe a trainee at Jones Day briefly escaped from Tudor Street



Top banter, 10/10.



As a trainee at Jones Day, I must say that is outstanding.



I’m truly astonished there’s no CCTV coverage.


Ciaran Goggins

Many laws yet little justice.


Lethargic Bystander

Romani ite domum.



Is the graffiti artist mistaken as to the facts, or are they a bewildered and put upon soul trying to prick the consciences of the judiciary and the legal profession ?

“Hello there” if you have clocked in to Legal Cheek…tell us what has happened please 🙂



“I need my information” – definitely a Hogan Lovells partner



Its the truth


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