Tag: Politics

Lawyers’ professional privilege under threat from Snoopers’ Charter

And Theresa May fails to reassure the legal profession

Mar 16 2016 3:19pm

The 30 most amusing rejected parliamentary petitions

These would have made amazing laws

Feb 25 2016 12:18pm

Justice minister in the clear following ‘unpaid’ £13.50 expenses error

"Absolutely furious" Caroline Dinenage MP hits back

Sep 10 2015 7:39pm

Andy Burnham bids to battle Corbyn by being friend to legal aid lawyers

Leadership election manifesto of former health secretary calls for a review of recent cuts

Aug 4 2015 9:33am

Ex-Skadden trainee appointed parliamentary private secretary to Michael Gove

Hopefully Robert Jenrick MP will be able to remember the public law module from his GDL

May 29 2015 5:36pm

‘You Wouldn’t Behave Like That In Court’: Barrister MP Told Off For Heckling Ed Miliband At PMQs

At yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions, criminal barrister-turned-MP Michael Ellis heckled Ed Miliband so loudly that...

Jan 31 2013 10:05am

39 Essex Street Barrister Justine Thornton Unveils Her Christmas Card

Pictured alongside hubby Ed, a politician, and her two young sons, the Thornton family’s main...

Dec 7 2012 4:08pm

Top Ten Funniest #Leveson Tweets

Amid the Twitter storm of earnest pontification which greeted the publication of Lord Justice Leveson’s...

Nov 29 2012 5:10pm

Barrister Who Accused Lord McAlpine Of Being a Paedophile Issues Grovelling Apology – As Peer’s Legal Team Confirms It’s Investigating Him

Earlier this month we revealed that one of the bloggers who wrongly named Lord McAlpine...

Nov 26 2012 11:28am

Lawyer’s Porn Star Past Returns To Haunt Him

A US lawyer has admitted that he starred in porn films in the 1970s then...

Nov 20 2012 10:35am

Barrister Who Named Lord McAlpine On His Blog Removes Post And Braces Himself For Possible Legal Action

One of the bloggers who named Lord McAlpine in the wake of Newsnight’s report wrongly...

Nov 12 2012 2:19pm

Fake QC Who Offered Bogus Pupillages Was Campaign Manager Of PCC Candidate Mervyn Barrett, Claims Solicitor

This is one of those ‘Wow, just wow!’ stories. It has two strands, which come...

Oct 24 2012 8:32am

All 3 Previous Non-Lawyer Lord Chancellors Ended Up In Tower Of London, Lord Chief Justice Tells Chris Grayling

Chris Grayling, the new hard-line Lord Chancellor, isn’t the kind of guy who naturally elicits...

Oct 2 2012 9:29am

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

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

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

British Law Firm* Is Obama’s Third Highest Campaign Funder

None of the ‘serious’ legal publications have reported the news that DLA Piper is the...

Aug 30 2012 4:20pm

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

London Election Day: Full List of Lawyer Candidates, Including The Fisher Meredith Partner Standing For UKIP

Last week, I wrote a piece for The Guardian profiling three of the lawyers vying...

May 3 2012 12:32pm