January — d
Lady Hale featured on the cover of British Vogue to mark 100 years of women in law.
February — b
A High Court judge dozed off “momentarily” during a hearing.
March — c
A litigant in person had to be removed from court after throwing a White Book, a hefty practitioners’ textbook containing the rules relating to civil procedure, at a barrister.
April — b
An unnamed City law firm partner reportedly told trainees not to wear brown shoes with a blue suit at a London legal conference.
May — c
A paralegal was caught using Tipp-Ex to alter a parking ticket. She tried to get away with paying just £1.80 for a day’s parking typically worth £10.80 by whiting out the ‘1’ and replacing it with ’10’ using a black pen.
June — a
A US courtroom was thrown into chaos after a defendant hurled his own poo at the judge.
July — c
Limerick University law graduate and Love Island 2019 winner Greg O’Shea is a professional rugby player who represents Ireland’s national rugby sevens team.
August — d
A former Jones Day lawyer, who is biracial, claimed the firm “doctored” her profile photo to make her appear white.
September — b
The Daily Mail was mocked online for describing Lord Carloway, Lord President of the Court of Session, as a “jazz lover” who is the lead singer and bassist in a band called the “Reclaimers”.
October — c
Kim Kardashian revealed ambitions to set up her own law firm filled with ex-prisoners. “They know the law better than anybody,” she told Reuters at the time.
November — b
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was gifted a Lady Hale-style spider pin by barristers at 2 Bedford Row. “I will wear the spider pin with pride and appreciation for Brenda Hale, the great Lady who sparked its creation,” she wrote in a letter of thanks.
December — c
A Blackstone Chambers silk sold part of his private wine collection with an estimated value of up to £8.6 million.
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