Folklaw 27 October

03 March 2012 By Lawyers Weekly

Bright side of the streetThey really are very lovely offices, aren’t they? But that still gives Allen & Overy no right to claim them as their own in Prospects Law magazine recently —…

Bright side of the street

They really are very lovely offices, aren’t they? But that still gives Allen & Overy no right to claim them as their own in Prospects Law magazine recently — they are in fact Clifford Chances offices. In a full page advert that would have wowed all those who came across it, the firm yelled “Start at the top and work up” in bold font, accompanied by a short spiel on why young lawyers should work there (to eventually make it to the top, in case you hadn’t figured it). And, there amongst the bravado were several pictures of what is quite clearly Clifford Chance’s Canary Wharf headquarters, pictured here.

We couldn’t get a copy of the actual magazine, we are sorry — it seems all involved are choosing to sweep the whole embarrassing mistaken (or stolen) identity matter under the carpet.


A little over-enthusiastic

A stash of $1 billion in fake notes is locked up in the evidence room of a police station in Twin Falls, Idaho, but despite what you might assume, it is taking up hardly any room at all, and has fit neatly into a corner, almost unnoticed. The genius counterfeiters printed their fortune in $1 million notes, according to the Times-News. The notes were seized after a man from Buhl attempted to deposit them at a bank as collateral for a loan.

The Times-News quoted interim Police Chief Jim Munn that “it would have been remarkable if anyone would have accepted them as legitimate”. “This is just absolutely comical.” His colleague Detective Sergeant David Heidemann said the stash, thought to have been printed in the United Kingdom, Canada or Nigeria (?), said the quality of the counterfeits was better than most he had seen — apart from the obvious anyhow. They were printed to resemble “horse blanket” silver certificate notes that were issued in 1923.

If at first you dont succeed

A Belgian woman has finally made it through to her practical driving test, but not before she failed the theory exam 37 times in a row. Each attempt cost her $23. The woman, who was un-named due to Belgian privacy laws told newspaper Het Laatse Niews that she blamed the consecutive failures on nerves, but that she was determined to get her license eventually.

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Classy chicks

Women must be lining up to have this lady as their daughter-in-law. Last week seven women who were out on a hens night (on a Tuesday, no less) were arrested in Adelaide after their ‘elegant’ celebrations deteriorated into violence. reported that police were called to a club in Hindley Street at 12.30am when a rowdy group of 12 women in their 20s and early 30s allegedly refused repeated requests to leave the premises.

The arrival of police only made matters worse, and one woman, thought to have been the bride-to-be, allegedly punched a female officer in the face. Seven arrests were made with charges including hindering police, failing to cease loitering, resisting and assaulting police.

Honestly, they should have just stripped the bride and tied her to a pole on a highway somewhere, it would have been safer. Folklaw would love to be a fly on the wall for the speeches at that wedding.

Folklaw 27 October
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