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3 Nov 2009
NT police follow ‘Hansel & Gretel’ trail to drunk driver
Northern Territory police have followed a 'Hansel and Gretel' trail to trace an intoxicated driver who attempted a not-so-slippery getaway over the we...
2 Nov 2009
Striking postal workers raise ire of British constabulary
Striking British postal workers have raised the ire of the constabulary after a recent court decision has opened the door for lead-footed motorists to...
2 Nov 2009
Latvians not laughing after meteorite hoax
A Swedish mobile phone company has apologised after staging a PR stunt in which it created a 10-metre wide meteorite crater in the Latvian countryside...
2 Nov 2009
Clown arrested after ploughing into police car
"Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere," penned Shakespeare. But as one Canadian man has proven, foolery not only w...
29 Oct 2009
Who's laughing now? Men at Work and other musical stoushes
With the producers of children's folk song Kookaburra currently suing Aussie rock group, Men At Work, in the Federal Court - claiming the band's iconi...
27 Oct 2009
Lawyer jailed after persuading clients to be 'gay'
A US lawyer has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for encouraging his heterosexual clients to claim they were gay in order to stay in the United Sta...
14 Oct 2009
No clothes, no arrest? No way!
A quick-thinking thief attempted to avoid arrest in Wisconsin this week after being confronted by police after an alleged shoplifting spree by strippi...
14 Oct 2009
Man asks for life sentence
In a Kenyan court last week a defendant on a drunk and disorderly charge made a heartfelt plea - for a life sentence to be imposed.Clement Wafula told...
14 Oct 2009
Divorcee wins mixer after 12-year case
In a divorce case that has dragged out over 12 years, a woman in New York has finally gained what she wanted from the settlement - a mixer.But the mix...
21 Aug 2009
Boy claims "Amazon ate my homework!"
Forget banal excuses such as "The dog/my baby sister/an alien from Mars ate my homework" and look instead to culprits of the electronic variety. In a ...
23 Apr 2008
Epic fail
Candy coke is the new alcopopIn a move that’s bound to win awards at whatever trade industry events criminal masterminds hold these days, illicit dr...
15 Apr 2008
If I had a hammer
My interweb friends will, lyk, totally find youThe internet isn’t as safe as it used to be for criminals, with bloggers, gamers and forum members us...
3 Apr 2008
It was the night before Easter
It was the night before Easter …An amusing tale from the UK caught our attention last week via BabyBarista’s blog. The fictitious blogger for Time...
12 Mar 2008
It's easy, just study
It’s easy, just studyAn eight-year-old boy whose dream it is to be a federal judge has shocked his native country Brazil by passing his law scho...
7 Mar 2008
Quote of the week
Colour me pinkThe quote of the week comes from a UK law firm gossip site of sorts, RollOnFriday. In an article about Linklaters being the best-branded...
3 Mar 2008
Heart's in right place
Corporate social responsibility is all the rage in London’s law firms now. As Lawyers Weekly reported last week, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has ...
22 Feb 2008
Brides bond bridesmaids’ bellies
Brides bond bridesmaids’ belliesIt’s their special day, and now some brides are contractually obliging their bridesmaids to not put on weight, let...
24 Jan 2008
The contents of the following article may offend some readers
The contents of the following article may offend some readersLast week Folklaw’s vast, unpaid research staff sent us a copy of an article on our oth...
4 Jan 2008
The last laugh
The last laugh Folklaw was allowed out of the office to mix with their readership a little over a week ago, and attended Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural,...
18 Dec 2007
Extradition treaty? We don’t need no stinking extradition treaty
A lawyer, a DVD player and a wooden spoonPerhaps UK law firm Freshfields needs to give their lawyers a refresher course in professional ethics. A trai...
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