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Benchslap

Thanks to the US Above the Law for the light relief, a Miami law student gets his comeuppance on some US Court show. This does faintly remind me of a local District Judge in attitude, if not in anything else at all.

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Busy gets its reward

A very long, frantic and difficult day, without any lunch, but successful in a way that means the last week and a half of intense busyness was, in retrospect, worth it. I can't give details, not only for reasons of anonymity, but because matters...

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Busted

In one of the least surprising brassiere related decisions ever by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Daniela Scotece has been struck off the roll. Ms Scotece, an erstwhile criminal defence solicitor at the Nottingham Johnson Partnership, was...

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Hyman and Doughty Street

Doughty Street Chambers have a press release on their front page about Bruce Hyman. It reads: There have been several false press reports that Bruce Hyman, a barrister who has pleaded guilty to an attempt to pervert the course of justice, was a...

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Nemesis and cab ranks

I am indebted to Victorian Maiden (QC) at Ruthie's Law for the news that Bruce Hyman is to be sentenced tomorrow, 19 September. He may make history as the first barrister for 800 years to be sent to prison for perverting the course of justice....

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Oh the irony…

First, a tip of the hat to John Bolch at Family Lore for spotting that the LSC has increased its provision of grants to for 'legal aid' traineeships by 100, on top of the current 492 (apparently, but only 71 firms involved?). While the grants might...

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Obvious filler 5

Time for another in the intermittent series of startling insights into human life afforded by the search terms that somehow brought people to this blog. Also known as a lazy post on a Saturday night. By the way, the campaign to make Nearly Legal...

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