Tag: Barristers

Bar Overplays The Independence Card

Gratuitous individuality threatens to hold chambers back at critical period for the legal market, writes...

Feb 2 2012 11:34am

BSB Finally Suspends £81K Theft Barrister – Before He Appears For Client In Front Of Judge Due To Sentence Him

In the last few hours the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has belatedly suspended David Friesner,...

Jan 31 2012 5:24pm

MP Demands Action After Legal Cheek Reveals £81K Theft Barrister is Still Practising

Today in the House of Commons, Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland will call for...

Jan 31 2012 10:17am

If You Can’t Bag a Pupillage in England Can You Do it Abroad?

Unable to secure a pupillage in London, Shafik Cassim has had more luck in Mauritius This...

Jan 30 2012 11:53am

#RoundMyKitchenTable: Poulter & Aldridge Meet the Shadow Attorney General

This week on the #RoundMyKitchenTable podcast shadow Attorney-General Emily Thornberry joins journalist Alex Aldridge and...

Jan 27 2012 3:00pm

EXCLUSIVE: £81K Theft Barrister is STILL PRACTISING While On Bail Awaiting Sentencing

A barrister awaiting sentencing after admitting stealing £81,500 from his former chambers represented a client...

Jan 27 2012 12:55pm

Tweeting Barrister Struck-Off by BSB

Along with Mike Semple Piggot (@CharonQC), intellectual property barrister David Harris (@Geeklawyer) is one of...

Jan 27 2012 10:07am

Son of ‘End of Lawyers’ Author Susskind is…a Law Student

Like the popular astrologist Shelley von Strunckel, legal futurologist Richard Susskind OBE makes his living...

Jan 26 2012 11:42am

Barrister Rebuked for Impersonating Top QC

Yesterday the High Court dismissed barrister David Leathley’s appeal against the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB)...

Jan 25 2012 11:22am

Cycling QC Avenges Road Rage Torment

If there’s a moral to be taken from the legal news over the last couple...

Jan 24 2012 3:08pm

Barrister’s Error Sees Torturers Escape Jail

As the case of fake kidnap solicitor Francis Bridgeman (pictured) illustrates, lawyers sometimes make big,...

Jan 23 2012 5:07pm

I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning with ‘L’

Not many lawyer job adverts feature sentences like this: “Discretion is vital. You should not...

Jan 17 2012 4:05pm

Morning Round-Up: Friday 13 January

Manchester barrister faces prison for £81K theft – BBC Zimbabwe judge slams biased prosecutors –...

Jan 13 2012 8:51am

Minimum Trainee Solicitor Salary May Be Scrapped – Will Minimum Pupillage Award Be Next?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has said there’s no regulatory justification for retaining the 30-year-old...

Jan 12 2012 11:24am

Errors, Unhappy Staff & Mediocre Students: BPTC Monitoring Results

Legal Cheek brings you the parts of the Bar Standards Board report the providers won’t...

Jan 9 2012 12:33pm

#RoundMyKitchenTable: Do the Inns of Court Need Modernising?

Why do the Inns of Court make public their combined £4.7m scholarship fund, but refuse...

Jan 6 2012 11:23am

THE CHAMBERS CHRISTMAS DO

Follow @debbiematthews1 A traumatised Debbie Matthews recounts some of the incredible scenes she witnessed at...

Dec 14 2011 10:12am

APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION

Follow @AlexAldridgeUK As the Christmas party season gets underway, Alex Aldridge is expecting great things...

Dec 8 2011 2:30pm

#TweetsOfTheWeek

Follow @LegalCheek Legal Cheek is watching you… Smugly delivered tired gag of the week @ZASaunders...

Dec 2 2011 3:16pm

AUNTIE EM’S HOMESPUN ADVICE FOR LAWYERS: “Pupillage is giving me nightmares”

Dear Auntie Em, I’m plagued by this terrible recurring dream I’ve been having since I...

Dec 1 2011 1:56pm

£65K FOR A PUPILLAGE?!

Follow @FellowsAdam Adam Fellows considers the discrepancies between pupil earnings, and asks whether the Bar...

Nov 29 2011 10:42am