Archive for May, 2009

When Lawyers Have Sex with Their Clients

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 at 11:29

The financial crisis is supposed to be prompting some ethical reflection among those in financial circles. Business schools have beefed up their courses in this area, but law schools seem to be feeling more sanguine since law firms haven’t been fingered to the same extent as banks. This came to my attention when I heard […]






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When Two Tribes Go to War…

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 at 10:08

The Father, The Son, and The Holy Mouse (TheDamnMushroom) “Are we living in a land where sex and horror are the new gods?”— Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ‘Two Tribes’ There’s an interesting debate at CharonQC on the Bar and solicitor-advocates, which goes to the heart of some of the issues of what the English legal […]






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Want to Know About (Cycling Around) London?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 at 10:37

This is an off day for me while my right arm recovers from a minor operation to move a compressed nerve–the result of a cycle accident a while back. A lad, in his first car, was late for his sister’s wedding and had the sudden urge to have me practise somersaults over the roof of […]






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The Bar's Worried About Solicitor Advocates

Friday, May 15th, 2009 at 15:20

The Bar has set up a working party to investigate unfair competition from solicitor advocates. (Hat tip to CharonQC for this) The Law Society Gazette has a full report. The tone of the article is unfortunate in that the Bar thinks it is being treated unfairly because solicitors have the advantage of direct access to […]






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Happy 4th Birthday, Blog!

Sunday, May 10th, 2009 at 18:27

Four years ago I thought I’d start a blog. Why? Hadn’t a clue, just seemed a nice thing to do. It would be a bit like an online diary. My patience often flags and I was convinced this would die its own little death and end up like one of those abandoned satellites that whiz […]






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