Tag: Barristers

Five Things We Learned From The Lawyer Awards

The food (pictured below) was cold, the award presentations seemed to go on forever and...

Jun 27 2012 2:04pm

Restricting The BPTC To Students Who’ve Already Bagged a Pupillage Wouldn’t Breach Competition Law…

…but it would put pressure on chambers to fund the course – and could lead...

Jun 27 2012 10:15am

Chambers Failure To Provide Interview Feedback And Travel Costs Is ‘Unacceptable’

For most people, summer means festivals and perhaps a few weeks in Ibiza. Not so...

Jun 26 2012 2:21pm

Are Barristers The Doctors Of The Legal Profession, And Solicitors The Nurses?

Last week there was outrage on The Student Room when a poster likened barristers to...

Jun 25 2012 2:21pm

Farewell Silk, Now Time To Come Up With a New Mythology For The Bar

The defining images in the second series of BBC legal drama Silk – which drew...

Jun 21 2012 1:01pm

Don’t Fancy The BPTC? Well, You Could Try Nicknaming Yourself ‘Barrister’ Instead

My favourite character in the media storm that has embraced embattled Tory peer Baroness Warsi...

Jun 21 2012 10:30am

Dear Lady Justice Hallett, Don’t Be Insecure, You Don’t Need Make-Up…

Judging by her blue eye makeup, I’d say that Lady Justice Hallett (pictured) is no...

Jun 19 2012 2:17pm

6 Lawyers Honoured In Queen’s Birthday List, But Recognition For Basket Maker And Pig Guru Takes Shine Off Accolades

Two judges, a QC and the head of the Crown Prosecution Service woke up over...

Jun 18 2012 9:31am

Conflict Of Interest? Leveson Silk Robert Jay QC Is Ed Miliband’s Wife’s Head Of Chambers

As you may or may not know, Ed Miliband’s wife, Justine Thornton, is a barrister...

Jun 13 2012 8:00am

Five Ways To Solve The Pupillage Crisis

The chairman of the Bar Council was recently reported in the Evening Standard saying that...

Jun 12 2012 1:29pm

Law Among The Jobs Most Likely To Lead To Weight Gain, Says New Survey

The sea of pot-bellies and teams of medics waiting nervously on stand-by at last month’s...

Jun 11 2012 1:34pm

How To Go From Corporate Law Into Human Rights Academia

Most people don’t stay at the law firms they join as trainees all that long....

Jun 8 2012 3:08pm

‘He Daubed The Word “Bitch” On Wall In My Garden, Which Doesn’t Seem Like Something The DPP Would Do’

The words of a former girlfriend of Paul Bint, the conman famous for posing as...

Jun 8 2012 12:08pm

Isn’t It About Time That a Valid Constitutional Purpose Was Served By Our Queen?

She is the single biggest drain on the benefits system. Her grandchildren throw weddings that...

Jun 1 2012 9:52am

Drug Arrest Of Pupil Henry Mostyn Is ‘Fuss About Nothing’

I have followed the saga about Henry Mostyn, the pupil found with a small amount...

May 31 2012 12:15pm

Law Grad Who Attempted To Pass Himself Off As a Barrister From His Pop Up Office In a Pub Is Jailed

Earlier this month, Legal Cheek brought you news of the strange case of Marious Pimm,...

May 28 2012 12:42pm

‘I Can’t Accept The Police’s Disproportionate Influence In Court’

Esteemed, assured, and trusted by the public; police officers make great witnesses. In court, that...

May 24 2012 12:49pm

Why Snarky Blogs Should Stop Taking The Piss Out Of The London Legal Walk

It’s not all that often that I think Alex misses the point, but in his...

May 23 2012 2:33pm

Persuading The Law School Turkeys To Vote For Christmas

Yesterday I urged the assembled luminaries at the Westminster Legal Policy Forum to do something...

May 23 2012 10:37am