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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
Welcome to Wellington
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...
19 Apr 2011
Tasman traipsing: New Zealand weekends
There is this excellent invention our New Zealand counterparts call The Bach. For business travellers, it's what you rent out for the weekend after to...
18 Apr 2011
Toddler gets hammered, parents sue
The parents of an American toddler who accidentally downed a Margarita instead of apple juice when it was served to him at a chain restaurant are suin...
18 Apr 2011
Wanted: lawyer to pull rabbit out of hat
We've seen some pretty crazy law firm antics in the past, but this one is just downright strange.According to RollonFriday, a law firm in south west L...
13 Apr 2011
Texting, sexting ... divorxting?
For unhappy couples residing in the Central Asian nation of Tajikstan, getting divorced is about to get a whole lot harder.This doesn't necessarily me...
11 Apr 2011
London's great railways, without the trains
If all this travel leaves you reeling, we've found the ultimate spot in London where you've got a ticket to stay put. ...
11 Apr 2011
Short skirts and high heels earn grads a warning
Female trainees at a global law firm have been given a dressing down by partners about the way in which they, well, dress down.RollonFriday reports th...
11 Apr 2011
103-year-old judge will sleep when he's dead
A 103-year-old American judge who was appointed to the bench of the US Federal Court by John F. Kennedy has said the only way he'll give up his post i...
7 Apr 2011
Lawyer switches sides and wins
An American federal judge has ruled that it was OK for a lawyer to switch from one client to another.One of Folklaw's favourite journals, The Hollywoo...
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