Archive for March, 2011

Silk or Blood on the Floor….

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 21:41

The paler Martha gets in the BBC drama Silk, and she is beginning to look like a character from a Noh play, the more tanned and fit the others look. But our hearts bleed for her. That was the motif for tonight’s programme–literally and metaphorically, blood on the floor everywhere. Martha miscarries; a chambers’ putsch […]

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Bears in Berne

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 09:09

Last week I attended the Weblaw Forum in Berne, Switzerland, where I talked about the changes to the profession and practice from a global perspective. While there I took a break and found myself taking the funicular to the top of Gurten. One of the first things I saw was this sign with Bern’s mascot […]

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Can the Bar Improve Diversity?

Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 14:51

But it probably won’t be, actually (thanks to Roll On Friday–I had to use this) Roll On Friday reports that the Bar Council has started a new website to raise applications from ethnic minorities and women. See No Bar to the Bar. We can say it is a start but…. ROF reckons the Bar Council […]

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Yes, It Is Hard to Think About Diversity…God Help Us!

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at 19:13

(thanks to “I did not study at Oxford and the LSE to end up working with people who graduated from Leicester or Queen Mary,” wrote one person on in response to the news last week that magic circle outfit Freshfields is extending the number of universities from which it recruits. This is one […]

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Law Society Finally Pulls Its Act Together

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 at 20:07

(thanks to Today the Law Society has agreed to allow the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) to become a licensing authority for Alternative Business Structures (ABS). The reason for my post title is that we weren’t sure if the Law Society would actually do this. The Law Society has kept everyone on tenterhooks. Whether it […]

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