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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...
6 Dec 2007
He doesn’t like green eggs and ham
Spotlight on the Northern TerritorySome drivers would be deterred from driving at night with no headlights — not so in the Northern Territory. A...
28 Nov 2007
The happy divorce
Disco dentist dances his way to courtThe dentist’s chair. Most people hate it. The bright lights blinding your retina, the sheen of white coats casc...
2 Nov 2007
Babel and the language of grads
Say cheeseNext time you’re at that function or those polite after work drinks, and someone takes a photo of your grimacing mug, don’t pout. The Au...
1 Nov 2007
Kirby Fan Club
Snail-paced stenographer sent to the slammerA Florida judge in Fort Lauderdale has jailed his own stenographer after she failed to complete a piece of...
23 Oct 2007
And to my hamster, I leave my yacht
And to my hamster, I leave my yacht …The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Throughout history, the deathbed has been a pulpit where oft...
2 Oct 2007
And that’s not all…
Baby, barristers making a tidy sumAn amusing entry last week from Times Online’s BabyBarister came across Folklaw’s desk. The fictional blog accou...
27 Jul 2007
US lawyer secretly films colleagues undressing
US lawyer secretly films colleagues undressingA creepy legal aid lawyer from Queens, New York, has been charged for secretly videotaping female collea...
20 Jul 2007
Woman sues as chewy lolly too chewy
At least some Americans are sick of lawsuitsCitizens in the US are trying to do what they can to stem the near-endless tide of laughable lawsuits in t...
13 Jul 2007
UK cave-house sells for small fortune
UK cave-house sells for small fortuneAustralian lawyers considering a move to the UK will be disappointed with the news that a lucrative cave in Worce...
13 Jul 2007
Gadens uses comedy to attract clerks
Gadens uses comedy to attract clerksIt seems Gadens just can’t get enough of its own sense of humour. Yet another of the firm’s jovial emails has ...
6 Jul 2007
When I find myself in times of trouble
The sun will come out …Another day, another lawyer complaining about clients. Legal blogger Blonde Justice has raised the issue of how much “B...
29 Jun 2007
UK SRA overcharges its lawyers
UK SRA overcharges its lawyers millionsIn a scandal that must be sending shivers through Australian law societies and bars the nation over, the UK Sol...
22 Jun 2007
Why did the lawyer cross the road?
Why did the lawyer cross the road?Hong Kong’s lawyers are going to extraordinary and perhaps ethically questionable lengths in order to squeeze mone...
15 Jun 2007
Lawyer sues over gnawed nipple
Emu runs amok in GermanyAn emu apparently appeared from out of nowhere near the German—Swiss border and caused a major international incident.Af...
8 Jun 2007
Gadens v RollOnFriday – who will win?
Gadens v RollOnFriday — who will win?A battle of minds is developing between Gadens and UK laugh factory RollOnFriday.com. The website claims th...
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