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    Memory lane

    16 October 2017

    The Law Society Gazette, 25 October 2007

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    Question time for returning MPs

    10 October 2017

    After a two-and-a-half-month break punctuated only by a fortnight back at Westminster and a week for each party conference, it is only natural that MPs are itching to get back to work.

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    Clock-watching in legal London

    9 October 2017

    Have you been late for court recently? Obiter has noticed that for a profession traditionally focused on (billable) time, the law could be taking better care of legal London’s timepieces.

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    Devils have all the best tunes

    9 October 2017

    Quite a few law firms these days have their own ‘in-house’ rock band, though on investigation it often turns out that most of the line-up consists of friends and relatives rather than lawyers.

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    Magical tales of long-lost courts

    9 October 2017

    Last night, I dreamt I went to Marlborough Street again.

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    Barrister outside the box

    6 October 2017

    Credentials of Apprentice contestant come under scrutiny.

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    SRA makes its presence felt at Tory party conference

    2 October 2017

    Modest turnout for regulator's views on meritocracy (and maybe a drink).

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    Lawyers feel Labour's love

    2 October 2017

    Judging by the atmosphere at this year’s Labour conference in Brighton, you’d be forgiven for thinking the party had won the general election back in June. But the outcome, which took away Theresa May’s majority, has certainly rejuvenated the opposition, judging by shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti’s very apparent optimism.

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    The Chuckles and the fury

    2 October 2017

    Few judgments from the Upper Tribunal can be read in the style of the Chuckle Brothers, but Obiter has a candidate.

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    Walk this way (or run or cycle)

    2 October 2017

    Feeling fit? This autumn’s London legal fundraising event, Walk the Thames, is coming up on 28 October. The course is a half- or full-marathon, following the Thames through the City of London out to the Surrey countryside.