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5 Apr 2011
Lawyer drops C-bomb in court
In a shining example of exactly how not to behave in the courtroom, a South African lawyer has hurled the C and F bombs at a surprised judge before st...
30 Mar 2011
UK firm ruins royal wedding celebrations
A UK law firm has done the unthinkable. As RollonFriday reports, Addleshaw Goddard has shockingly banned its staff - including its entire finance team...
29 Mar 2011
Lawyer shaken but not stirred
A speeding lawyer was compared to James Bond by passers-by as he flew past in an Aston Martin.The Daily Mail reports that a British solicitor was cloc...
24 Mar 2011
Claimants seek enough damages to end global poverty
Folklaw has seen some fairly interesting claims for damages in its time, but this one is simply awesome.The Am Law Daily has reported that thirteen re...
23 Mar 2011
Lawyer declares himself President
A Filipino lawyer has gatecrashed a conference to declare himself as the head of an area of the Philippines.Self-described "international lawyer" Ely ...
22 Mar 2011
Lawyers in bushfire class action experience brain freeze
Every now and then, esteemed members of the legal profession do something that really makes Folklaw wonder what on earth they were thinking.One such c...
17 Mar 2011
Firm hitches star to rugby league
Folklaw was doing some "research" during the week on the National Rugby League website only to discover some interesting advertisements from Plaintiff...
15 Mar 2011
Lawyer channels Anna Nicole-Smith
A lawyer has been suspended after it was found her marriage to an older man was a sham.The San Francisco Chronicle reports that in 2002 Californian la...
10 Mar 2011
US lawyers quit and hit the road
It seems that young American lawyers have had a gutful of hating their jobs and are trading them in for the pursuit of spiritual happiness.And we don'...
9 Mar 2011
Water man turns court into religious whine
A business man in an IP dispute over bottled water has asked the judge on the matter if he is Jewish or a Freemason.The Sydney Morning Herald reports ...
9 Mar 2011
Judge pulls out rugby tackle to foil escapee
If you thought members of the judiciary were stuffy old types on the verge of physical incapacity due to innumerable hours spent peering at legal text...
3 Mar 2011
I swear Governor, it wasn't me ...
In what could be seen as a rather strange co-incidence, legislators in the US state of Wisconsin have begun circulating a Bill that would ban prank ph...
2 Mar 2011
Bishop taunts Gillard on lawyerly past
Old legal acquaintances were renewed yesterday with two ex-lawyers going at it hammer and tongs in Federal Parliament.With the coalition launching a w...
1 Mar 2011
Lawyers: get your Royal Wedding package
The level of interest amongst the legal community in 2011's big Royal Wedding is simply appalling. Folklaw has noticed a distinct lack of conversation...
23 Feb 2011
Settling estate proves tricky for easily distracted lawyer
A small town British lawyer has been suspended for being more than a little tardy in the winding up of a client's estate.RollonFriday reports that Guy...
22 Feb 2011
Judge puts the squeeze on neighbours
An innovative and perhaps slightly eccentric federal court judge is quickly perfecting the art of pissing off his neighbours by building a house with ...
18 Feb 2011
Theatregoers beware of dangerous choreography
Next time you go to the theatre, make sure you don't have the best seats in the house. It appears that going to the theatre can be a very dangerous ex...
16 Feb 2011
Flying sausage case hits snag, dropped like hot potato
A flying sausage and a dubious chicken drumstick have found themselves at the centre of a recent court case brought by a woman who sustained an eye in...
14 Feb 2011
New grad program nothing to be sniffed at
The Federal Government has announced a brand new live-in graduate program which will cater for more than 250 hopefuls aiming for careers in the law en...
10 Feb 2011
Red Bull gives you wings...
Lawyers burning the candle at both ends and relying on caffeine to get them through the day should perhaps watch their Red Bull intake.Apparently, whe...
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