Answers for the big fat Legal Cheek quiz of the year 2020

January — C

David Ostrom from Paola, Kansas, hit headlines after asking an Iowa court to approve a trial by combat against his ex-wife. His weapons of choice? Japanese swords!

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February — C

50% of lawyers suffer ‘Sunday night fear’, according to research published back in February.

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March — B

The Instagram account is called ‘Allen & Over It’ after magic circle law firm Allen & Overy.

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April — A

Simmons & Simmons was forced to issue an apology in April after an employee’s daughter performed a live dance routine on its official Instagram page.

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May — B

A Zoom meeting of legal workers descended into chaos back in May after one participant unwittingly flashed his co-workers.

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June — C

Birkbeck University law graduate Mahsa Taliefar hit headlines after launching an online fundraising campaign in a bid to privately prosecute Dominic Cummings.

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July — B

Dentons announced the closure of two offices in July as part of a push towards remote-working in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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August — B

An aspiring barrister made national headlines earlier this summer after claiming to have been forced to urinate in a bucket during an online proctored exam.

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September — A

The leaked email from the self-styled Queen of Divorce, Ayesha Vardag, advised staff to ditch the cardigans.

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October — C

Jason Raeburn, a senior associate in the London office of Baker McKenzie, become one of the country’s youngest judges aged 32.

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November — B

A Liverpool John Moores University law graduate went mega-viral on Twitter in November after revealing they had been rejected for a position at McDonald’s.

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December — A

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan came under fire for running an advert in which it suggested its opponents “dread” facing its lawyers?

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