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Throwback Thursday: Lord Denning and Noddy on ‘Jim’ll Fix It’
Following the popularity of the video of Slaughter and May in 1981, we have continued our trawl of YouTube and unearthed a 1985 episode of ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ starring Lord Denning and Noddy — which thankfully has a happy ending
Solicitors’ leader smarms up to new Attorney General and Solicitor General despite no other lawyer having heard of them
While the rest of the legal profession scratches its head in bafflement at the elevation of Jeremy Wright and Robert Buckland, the Law Society President tweets fawning congratulations
God orders student to go to law school — but she wants us to foot the bill
A young woman in South Carolina launches a novel crowd-funding bid to cover degree fees after the Almighty provides career planning advice
Let’s break free from the cultural imperialism of US legal dramas and stop imagining that English judges use gavels
Even a respected broadsheet falls into the trap of thinking British judges bang away like their Yankee counterparts
Law firm rues its creation of fictional ‘Mr Thikas Toosh Ortplanks’ character
Solicitors coined £77m from personal injury claims, but it didn’t stop them taking the Micky out of miners
Punters ignore Law Society cheap lager deals — so it boosts prices
Photographic evidence proves that not even cut price booze can convince legal London to fall in love with the solicitors’ trade union
Law firm seeks to glam-up paralegal vacancy by pretending it’s a job in ‘The Paras’
“Fancy joining the Paras?” asks a Quality Solicitor franchise firm in Dudley, applying gloss to some fairly mundane social welfare and family law tasks.
Research: lawyers face more pressure than any other British worker
Legal profession workers are massively more stressed out and pissed off than the average worker, a leading solicitors’ firm discovers after sending in the survey boffins.
Just who is Jeremy Wright? Lawyers have never heard of new attorney general
Dominic Grieve QC replaced by a non-silk who promotes his ability to video-conference with the best of them
Training contracts in Wales — get ready for a spot of hazing
High street law firm newbies kitted out in silly clobber while the skateboarder from Dirty Sanchez takes over business development.
Law Society undercuts Wetherspoons in bid to become cheapest boozer in London
Calling all students, trainee solicitors, hard-pressed pupils, struggling legal aid lawyers, general dole loafers and functioning alcoholics: the Law Society is flogging pints of Stella for £2.85!
Revealed: Where the stars of that 1981 Slaughter and May video are today
33 years on, one Slaughter and May home video star is still at the firm, another is at Herbert Smith Freehills, while the solicitor behind the camera has left the law altogether.
Law, a hand grenade and two (not) smoking barrels — life in southwest London suburbs
Staff at high street solicitors’ practice unearth a disused mini-arsenal as they go round with dustpan and brush
Law Society lays on rubber chicken for only 250 notes per head at ‘excellence’ awards
Despite trying to pitch categories at high street and younger lawyers, only City slickers look likely to afford Chancery Lane’s gala event
Judge Dread’s coming to town
A chap standing for the bench in the home of country music bears some striking resemblances to the man with the Lawgiver pistol and purveyor of summary executions
Barrister quits bar to become a barista
The tale of a lawyer who’s jacked it all in to run a café.
Chambers beware – mini-pupillages and the confidentiality horror
Bar Council warns barristers in 22-page guidance that mini-pupils should sign undertakings before arriving at chambers
Tealeaf half-inches barrister’s horsehair syrup — from courtroom
Criminal lawyer puts out all-points bulletin on stolen wig, which went missing in middle of Harrow Crown Court trial.
Ex-bar leader: commercial chambers interested only in students with top degrees from top universities
Despite resources thrown at diversity and programmes, chambers still tilt towards elitism when recruiting, say silks
Vardag cuts romantic pre-nup on eve of legal profession wedding of the century
It was traumatic and shoes were hurled from windows, but eventually the country’s “top” divorce lawyer was able to sign her own fail-safe document
The Bar Council accidentally sacks all of its staff
Mail-merge problems during restructuring consultation cause chaos.