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Weekly round-up of the top legal blogosphere posts

The magistracy is withering on the vine. Can and should it be revived? [LinkedIn]

How to make salad dressing in prison: the hit survival guide written by an inmate [The Guardian]

On equality: Harini Iyengar [Counsel Magazine]

Should corporate executives be criminally prosecuted for their misdeeds? [New Statesman] (registration required)

Law firm pride. Or, why it might look like law firms prefer gay lawyers to women lawyers [Lawyer Watch]

Yeezy Boost 350 shoes may be registered, says US Copyright Office Review Board [The IPKat]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

There is always some music playing underneath the noise [LBC Wise Counsel]

Joshua Rozenberg: Boris Johnson and the limits of the law [Law Society Gazette]

Guest comment: LB’s New Law critique flawed as alt players build a ‘new order of client value’ [Legal Business]

“I expected the abuse to be from her porn star colleagues that she had debased her profession by deciding to become a lawyer.” [Legal Cheek comments]

Event: Secrets to Success — Manchester with BCLP, Freshfields, Pinsent Masons and ULaw [iamgoing]


Derek Haslam

Goggzilla – sticking it to New Scotland Yard



The magistracy is a failed institution, composed to a large extent of reactionaries and busybodies, which should be scrapped or fundamentally reformed. Many convictions by magistrates are unsafe.


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