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7 Jun 2011
Judge warns lawyer: don't crib argument from Wikipedia
A US defence lawyer has learned the hard way that Wikipedia is not the most reliable source of legal information available and that other people read ...
3 Jun 2011
Vandal lawyer drives straight into trap
A bitter and twisted lawyer in Seattle has been busted engaging in a bit of vandalism and name-calling in what appears to be a crusade against bad dri...
2 Jun 2011
Leather pants land partner in tight spot
The European rumour mill is running hot with claims that one of Linklaters' top business law partners has been nabbed for tax evasion after an inciden...
30 May 2011
Magic Circle firm has major ad fail
A downright pompous-sounding Magic Circle firm has had to defend an online job ad which verged on the xenophobic by saying that, despite its better ju...
26 May 2011
Cleavage too distracting for jurors
A woman's sizeable cleavage has drawn more attention than usual in an American court after an Illinois lawyer claimed the presence of the large-breast...
23 May 2011
Judge gives "the finger" to surprised lawyer
What is it with judges behaving badly these days?A 68-year-old American judge has joined the throng of judges succumbing to their bad boy ways and ear...
20 May 2011
Golden Gavel entrants sex up the law for laughs
"F**k, it's early."With that line, Clayton Utz lawyer Joshua Knuckey commenced his speech on the topic of "Cleaver Greene's tips on how to lower the B...
19 May 2011
Dwarf case exposes coffee company's shortcomings
As if there weren't already enough reasons to dislike Starbucks Coffee Company, the US Government is now taking them to court after a barista in El Pa...
16 May 2011
Move over Johnny Cash, Greg Smith's in town!
Law Week got off to a cracking start on Monday (16 May) with a surprisingly impressive musical appearance from our very own freshly appointed NSW Atto...
12 May 2011
Judge drops crass jockstrap jibe in sentencing
A well-meaning American judge has launched into a tirade of sarcastic vitriol whilst sentencing a 71-year-old man to seven years in prison for the sex...
6 May 2011
Slater & Gordon sweats for charity
Slater & Gordon staff are donning sneakers this weekend in a bid to raise money for breast cancer research._x000D_ ...
6 May 2011
Extra anxiety, anyone?
Folklaw admits that, on occasion, we may engage in a bit of lawyer-bagging. But in this particular instance, all we can do is sigh, shake our heads an...
5 May 2011
Clifford Chance, harbour views and canapés
Folklaw loves a party, so it made sure the postman was not taking a sickie when it got wind that Clifford Chance would be having its opening shindig a...
5 May 2011
Irish lawyer quits mid-court
An Irish lawyer has quit the legal profession in a very public way by declaring his intentions before a courtroom full of stunned onlookers.RollonFrid...
2 May 2011
Law firm Middletons casts depression centre stage
Middletons is asking for better lighting on the issue of depression by teaming up with the Melbourne Theatre Company and the production of Next to Nor...
2 May 2011
Lohan's lawyer returns to barbs from Lindsay
She's back!Celebrity lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley is back representing Lindsay Lohan.Holley - who lists among her clients celebrities the "calibre" of ...
28 Apr 2011
Divorce lawyer thinks Kate and Wills should last
A leading British divorce lawyer does not expect to see either Kate Middleton or William Mountbatten-Windsor as clients.Writing in the Huffington Post...
27 Apr 2011
Red faces for poor billers
There's nowhere to hide for unprofitable lawyers at one London-based law firm where a lawyer's poor billing record is literally staring them in the fa...
20 Apr 2011
Anti-porn MP busted watching ... porn
An Indonesian Member of Parliament has landed in hot water after he was caught doing some (ahem) "research" into his portfolio whilst sitting in a ses...
19 Apr 2011
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Wellington is an ideal reason to extend your business trip to New Zealand. We've found the best city spots for gourmands, fashionistas, and mini-break...
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