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  • James Morton
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    Smooth as Silk? Not quite...

    9 April 2018

    The old dictum ‘You may have your choice of counsel but not the counsel of your choice’ seems to have cropped up recently in the Northern Ireland case over whether a defendant had to have a silk represent him. The question whether a good junior is better than a poor ...

  • Father ted
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    Keen lets out the A-word

    29 March 2018

    Advocate general and Ministry of Justice spokesman earns a new title in the Lords.

  • Lindsay Lohan
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    It’s a mad ad world

    26 March 2018

    Hollywood actor Lindsay Lohan has been appointed spokesperson for Lawyer.com.

  • Barrister wig
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    Don’t take me to your leader

    26 March 2018

    A northern Irishman last week took his fight to secure the services of junior over senior counsel all the way to the Supreme Court.

  • Dulwich Hamlet football ground
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    Not a fan

    26 March 2018

    Blake Morgan may not have expected the attention it garnered through its letter to embattled football club Dulwich Hamlet.

  • Memory lane
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    The Law Society Gazette memory lane

    26 March 2018

    A stroll down memory lane in the Gazette.

  • Fork
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    Worst of tines

    19 March 2018

    Barristers not trusted to use real cutlery at court anymore

  • Ken dodd
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    Knotty problem

    19 March 2018

    Ken Dodd had judge and jury in hysterics during trial for tax fraud

  • Bristolnight
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    Real life drama

    19 March 2018

    Solicitors attending Lawyers in Local Government’s weekend school in Bristol were treated to a theatrical performance by commercial firm Bevan Brittan.

  • Morton landscape
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    Persons of great interest

    19 March 2018

    So, like Cameron’s ‘hug a hoodie’, this is to be the year of the KLIP (Kiss a Litigant In Person). It certainly hasn’t always been that way. When I was articled and trailed behind the outdoor clerk he was very dismissive of those strange people who could be seen in ...