Author: conor-james-mckinney

Top judges use Wikipedia, research shows

Irish Supreme Court decisions with online encyclopedia entry 22% more likely to be cited in later judgments

Jul 28 2022 11:03am

‘Gender critical’ barrister successfully sues own chambers

Garden Court Chambers ordered to pay 22k discrimination damages to Allison Bailey

Jul 27 2022 3:46pm

Hefty fine for solicitor who told trainee to file court defence that wasn’t true

Paul Jerome Fitton admits professional misconduct under time pressure

Jul 25 2022 11:17am

Fraud claim for millions in missing crypto launched by NFT in legal first

Assets are held on trust by crypto exchanges, judge finds

Jul 18 2022 9:30am

‘Pay criminal barristers properly’, says PM hopeful Nadhim Zahawi

New Chancellor wins place in next round of leadership contest, along with AG Braverman and law grad Badenoch

Jul 13 2022 8:04am

Top judge blasts ‘creeping march of anonymity’ in solicitor disciplinary rulings

High Court orders transparency in misconduct acquittal of City lawyer over posts on her 330,000-follower Instagram account

Jul 7 2022 2:02pm

Anonymous criminal barrister posts breakdown of entire year’s earnings on Twitter — less than £20,000

£19.5k BEFORE chambers rent, insurance and practising certificate

Jun 28 2022 11:47am

High Court rejects barrister’s appeal against fine for calling opponent a ‘hysterical woman’

Judge dismisses argument that the sanction infringed on freedom of expression

Jun 23 2022 2:07pm

Drunk trainee solicitor fined for groping colleagues at work Christmas party

Rookie offered one female co-worker a drink, saying he had ‘roofied it’

Jun 16 2022 12:15pm

5 times the Johnson government complained about ‘lefty lawyers’

Lawyer-bashing long a staple of No.10 rhetoric

Jun 15 2022 1:13pm

Unqualified advocates are allowed to appear in court, judge rules

HHJ Backhouse calls for greater guidance as she dismisses challenge to County Court advocate's right of audience

Jun 13 2022 10:05am

SRA rebuke for former City partner who put his arm around trainee in strip club

Current firm defends partner Peter Walmsley over incident several years ago

May 25 2022 10:18am

Barrister who sexually assaulted colleague during ‘drunken bender’ wins disbarment appeal

High Court orders Kevin Stewart Farquharson be suspended from practice for two years for assault

May 19 2022 12:52pm

Former Dechert partner slammed for leaking to press about his own client

High Court finds Neil Gerrard committed 'gross and knowing breach of duty'

May 17 2022 3:28pm

Capsticks writes off trainee debt after bumper pandemic profits

LPC and SQE loans reportedly written off

May 16 2022 10:13am

First class law grad ditches legal career to play Call of Duty professionally

Jade MacIntyre, 24, says she makes more streaming than lawyering

May 13 2022 10:55am

Alex Salmond trial QC guilty of professional misconduct over train gossip

Faculty of Advocates confirms finding against Gordon Jackson QC

Apr 26 2022 12:56pm

Top London lawyers reject US congressman’s accusation of ‘enabling malign activities of Russian oligarchs’

Carter-Ruck, CMS and other top firms hit back at representative Steve Cohen

Apr 20 2022 3:48pm

Colston Four becomes Colston Three as victorious barrister is left off follow-up panel event

No spot for Liam Walker QC as rest of defence team prepare to discuss legal arguments in high-profile trial

Apr 11 2022 10:40am