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Obvious filler 4


There is plenty of material that I ought to be writing about, but I’m going to have to pull a Pupilblogger, because I can’t talk about it now.

So, in the place of anything substantial, interesting or even legal, it is time once more to gaze in awe and bewilderment at search terms that brought people to this blog.

May I first say how proud I am that this blog is at the top of google’s second page of results for ‘Sally Field Naked’. A recent surge in people apparently wanting to inspect Ms Field for birthmarks has made this the 5th most common search term bringing people here in March.

Pride turned to mystification when faced with this:

Email contact @staff middle-class persons 2007

Eh? and indeed Whaa? Then there are the terms that are all too clear, but perhaps give more of an insight into the searcher’s life than one might want:

is it legal in uk for a landlord to approach you in public about arrears?

is it legal to invite friend to a rented flat ?

illegal eviction wife


to which the answers are likely to be yes, yes, of or by? and tell me about it, respectively.

Naturally, this being the interweb, there are perversions. A search for

unlawful accommodation of donkeys act

had me curious enough to find this story from Ireland. Naturally, this being the interweb, there is no Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837, but I wish there were. Also tending to the spurious are

can i call myself a lawyer?

fake o level certificates

And lastly, a cry of despair that is all the more poignant because the author thought that they might find an answer on the internet…

i am a trainee solicitor – dont like it – what shall i do

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.

1 Comment

  1. lism.

    I very rarely get “legal” search engine results – unsurprising given legal content on mine is rare – but somebody did once find me while asking “is it legal for a 16-year-old girl to go out alone with an 18-year-old boy?”

    Makes an interesting change from “insert name of indie female singer here” + boobs at any rate.


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