Obiter

  • The Rudnicks play unplugged at the Bedford, Balham
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    WOZNY GOOD! unplugged Rudnicks beat rivals

    20 November 2017

    Fourth unplugged concert held in south London.

  • Toy story
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    Toy story

    20 November 2017

    Toy car confiscation prompts readers to disclose the ‘contraband’ they have tried to sneak into court.

  • Magna carta cake
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    Slice of history

    20 November 2017

    The government does not seem on course to ‘have its cake and eat it’, certainly over Brexit. Perhaps it could learn from the in-house lawyers at trade union Unison, who have had more success in this regard.

  • James morton
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    Jury out on no-show excuses

    20 November 2017

    I forget who it was who asked, ‘Who would want to be tried by 12 people who were so stupid they could not get off a jury?’. They have a point. There again – forget all that rubbish about civic duty – who would want to be tried by 12 ...

  • Memory lane
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    Memory lane

    13 November 2017

    The Law Society Gazette, 15 November 2007

  • Vanessa redgrave
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    Redgrave robbed

    13 November 2017

    The paparazzi were poised, the red carpet had been rolled out and autograph hunters were waiting in anticipation. Actor and campaigner Vanessa Redgrave was billed as star of the show at the annual bar conference held in London on 4 November.

  • Paddington
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    Porridge - Marmalade's off

    13 November 2017

    A mystery is solved. A year ago we reported that the makers of the next Paddington Bear film were seeking a copy of the Gazette as ‘set dressing’. At the time, we speculated that our ursine friend might find himself needing legal advice on matters of immigration and asylum.

  • Christmas card
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    Card work

    13 November 2017

    Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas?

  • Family court room
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    Late show

    13 November 2017

    Plenty of people will have something to say about the government’s latest wheeze for piloting extended court hours. And HMCTS should be applauded for being so willing to meet those who will be working the later sittings.

  • No trolls sign
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    Facing the (extremely) critical masses

    6 November 2017

    Obiter was encouraged to learn that the ‘below-the-line’, ever feisty commentators on the Gazette’s website are not wasting their cyber-breath.