Obiter

  • High court
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    Open-and-shut case

    30 October 2017

    Delays in the courts system are nothing new. Indeed, it would probably be more newsworthy if a case actually ran to schedule.

  • Guitar player
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    Balham, gateway to the sounds

    30 October 2017

    Our series on rocking lawyers has been remiss in not yet mentioning the biggest lineup of them all – the global legal battle of the bands Law Rocks!

  • Memory lane
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    Memory lane

    30 October 2017

    Bill given the green light

  • Working from home
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    Way to work

    25 October 2017

    Obiter is convinced that the natural symbiosis 'twixt art and the law remains untapped, and to that end spends time in gallery spaces drinking champagne with lawyers.

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    Will Billy send clerks off their trolley?

    23 October 2017

    News that Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence has beaten the world’s best human player of Go will make even the hardest sceptic wonder what task is now safe from the march of the machines. Obiter would once have bet on the barristers’ clerk. While AI is capable of taking over many ...

  • Fabulous duck brothers
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    Shot the sheriff, got badge

    23 October 2017

    The first response to Obiter’s call for rocking lawyers comes from Stratocaster master Philip Astles, front man of The Fabulous Duck Brothers: A Tribute To Eric Clapton.

  • Morton landscape
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    Cooking lunch at her convenience

    23 October 2017

    Whatever misdemeanours are revealed in the next report of the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office, our judiciary is non-league compared with premier league-standard Las Vegas family court judge Elizabeth Halverson.

  • huddersfield gin
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    Of all the gin joints in all of Huddersfield

    18 October 2017

    Obiter is well acquainted with old court buildings turned into bars and restaurants (Manchester County Court and Colchester Magistrates’ Court prime examples) but never before a humble solicitor’s office.

  • Legal 500
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    Brags to riches

    16 October 2017

    If nothing else, the Legal 500 is an excellent test of a law firm’s ability to humblebrag. The annual list was released last week and prompted a flurry of tweets, LinkedIn updates and press releases from excited firms and their marketing managers.

  • Woman swearing
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    Mind your ****ing language

    16 October 2017

    Goodness gracious. The legal world, it would appear, is a flipping disgrace when it comes to bad language in the office. According to a survey of 2,000 Brits, 42% of respondents in legal jobs swear regularly at work. The good news is this is well down the league table; a ...