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After wigs, cravats

And we thought the sound and fury over whether bench, bar and solicitor-advocates wear or don't wear wigs was bad. From the land of more relaxed court-wear comes a debate over whether a cravat (or an Ascot, depending) is appropriate for an advocate...

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RCJ evicts thousands…

From The Times, 12 November 1866 The extensive and complicated network of lanes, courts and alleys covering the area bounded east and west by Bell Yard and Clement's Inn, north by Carey Street, and south by the Strand and Fleet Street, lately...

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Oh what a tangled web…

[Edit. This was originally posted on Friday evening 16/11/07. Not that I'm getting all conspiratorial but it disappeared in the great site downtime and server change... There was also originally an image, which has vanished from the server and...

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Rumours of my demise…

... were entirely due to a technical hitch. Admittedly a walloping great big technical hitch which lasted 3 days and was only resolved by the site being moved a new server and the Domain Name Server records being updated. But as of 11.30 pm on...

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I may be some time…

Very very busy and very tired, I currently come home and just stare blankly at the demanding voracious maw of the blog monster-child. Being too shattered to come up with anything to stuff down its greedy gullet, I can only feel guilt at its piteous...

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A Coat of Gloss for the Bar

Now call me a cynic, but how much like PR nonsense does this article in the Times about the programme for the Bar Conference 2007 sound? Ah, yes. Human Rights pervade all aspects of the profession, that and an ability to export legal services. Well...

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Oi, you, Pipex Internet

This has nothing to do with law, but sometimes a personal howl of frustration must be let loose. The topic is crappy internet service providers. To be specific, Pipex Internet. I am a Pipex subscriber, although not for very much longer. I have been...

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