Archive for March, 2009

Are Lawyers Ethical or Can They Be?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 at 23:00

There was a do tonight at the Law Society for a couple of friends of mine, Kim Economides and Justine Rogers, who were presenting report “Preparatory Ethics Training for Future Solicitors”. It’s a well-reasoned plea for proper intensive and extensive ethics training and consciousness raising. In the US it took the Watergate affair to bring […]






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Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference 2009

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 13:08

Between April 7 and 9 the Socio-Legal Studies Association will hold its annual conference in Leicester at De Montfort University. There is a full programme. My colleague Andy Boon and I have organized the Lawyers and Legal Profession stream. We have two sessions which should prove interesting. I will be chairing and acting as discussant […]






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Phew….I'm so Relieved…Post Gig

Friday, March 20th, 2009 at 00:09

My standup gig went completely differently from what I was expecting. We had a full house that was buzzing. And thanks to Barry for doing such a great MC job tonight. He really warmed up the house, especially with his version of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean…” which involved the audience having to raise […]






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The Truth about the George

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 18:21

When I do my comedy gig at the George tomorrow, it will represent a flight back in time for me. I used to be an habitue of the George during my first ever research project. The research was on barristers’ clerks, a strange breed that haunts the Temple and the law courts. I’ve written a […]






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New Comedy Gig

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 at 12:41

Unlike the Comedian from Watchmen, I don’t want to die! So I am doing a new comedy gig this Thursday (19 March) in the George, opposite the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 7.30pm. There are eight of us performing, including an Italian called Hyacinth, two […]






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