Tag: Barristers

Michael Mansfield: Women ‘Seriously Underrepresented’ In Parliament (No. Of Female QCs In Mansfield’s Chambers: 0)

“The House of Commons is not representative of the electorate,” began a high-minded letter in...

Sep 27 2012 9:39am

Lawyers Are Among The Most Dangerous Drivers In Britain (Or Are They Just Better At Filling-Out Insurance Forms?)

Barristers and solicitors have a higher probability of being involved in an accident behind the...

Sep 24 2012 9:44am

How To Survive The Bar Professional Training Course

After finally securing a pupillage over the summer, OccupyTheInns returns to offer his words of...

Sep 21 2012 12:21pm

In Which Country Do Lawyers Earn The Most? (Clue: It Isn’t Britain)

First, the good news: British lawyers pull in more cash than their counterparts in economic...

Sep 21 2012 9:28am

Survival Tips For Baby Barristers At The Publicly Funded Bar

Last week, David Cameron’s former chief-of-staff, Alex Deane, explained to Legal Cheek why he tired...

Sep 14 2012 1:00pm

Fifty Shades Of Gray’s Inn: Mini-Pupillage…On a Sunday

At first, GDL student Anastasia Steal doubts the wisdom of Christopher Grey QC’s insistence that...

Sep 13 2012 2:14pm

Blogger: ‘At #WSSocialMedia & Law Event. Panel Includes Lawyer Who Threatened To Jail Me For Reporting The Truth’

Legal Cheek roving reporter Cat Pond reviews yesterday’s Weber Shandwick ‘Social Media & the Law’...

Sep 13 2012 10:29am

Conservative MP Philip Davies Slams ‘Pompous’ ‘Out Of Touch’ Legal Profession In Anti-Lawyer Twitter Diatribe

It began last Thursday, when right-wing Tory MP Philip Davies labelled Judge Peter Bowers (of...

Sep 10 2012 12:31pm

Weber Shandwick Head Of Public Affairs Alex Deane: ‘Why I Don’t Miss The Genteel Poverty Of The Criminal Bar’

Criminal barrister-turned-PR-guru Alex Deane loved the camaraderie and courtroom thrills of the Bar. But after...

Sep 7 2012 12:34pm

Inn The Know: Gossip That’s Too Scurrilous To Publish In Full, But Too Juicy To Waste

Editorial note: welcome to Legal Cheek’s new gossip column. It’ll run every time we get...

Sep 7 2012 10:00am

Fifty Shades Of Gray’s Inn: Shopping For Cable Ties And Rope In B&Q

GDL student Anastasia Steal bumps into Christopher Grey QC, head of Gray’s Inn Chambers, in...

Sep 6 2012 1:54pm

Didn’t Get a Pupillage? Well, There’s Always Origami

Hope is gradually fading for this year’s batch of BPTC graduates without pupillages as the...

Sep 5 2012 1:58pm

Chris Grayling Appointment: Top Ten Horrified Reactions

News of the first non-lawyer appointment to the role of Lord Chancellor since the Archbishop...

Sep 5 2012 10:12am

EXCLUSIVE: 4 Breams Buildings Deletes Twitter Account After It Emerges That Most Of Its 15,000 Followers Were Fake

On Wednesday morning, the Twitter account of London criminal set 4 Breams Buildings boasted almost...

Aug 31 2012 10:57am

No Wonder People Think Barristers Are Raking It In…

Spotted on a robing room noticeboard…

Aug 24 2012 7:01am

Law Graduate Sought For Barristers Chambers Job That Is ‘Not a Step Into Legal Work’

Amid falling training contract and pupillage numbers, these are bleak times for law graduates. Still,...

Aug 23 2012 9:20am

Notice To Youthful Male Barristers On Trains: Give Baroness Deech Your Seat

Offering your seat to somebody else on the train is, from my experience, as likely...

Aug 20 2012 9:34am

Tweeting Like It’s 1984: Why Police’s Bright Idea To Ban Anonymous Bloggers Could Herald Orwellian Dystopia

Imagine a world where everything you say and write is stored indefinitely and attributable to...

Aug 17 2012 9:46am

Finally, The Inns Of Court Are Occupied!

During the past year the light at the end of the tunnel grew so dim...

Aug 14 2012 1:05pm

Stick Or Twist? Deciding When To Call It Quits In The Hunt For a Pupillage Or Training Contract

There has been good news recently for several Legal Cheek contributors – three of whom...

Aug 10 2012 2:37pm