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  • The Rajah of Putteealla
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    Office politics

    22 January 2018

    Newly appointed justice minister Rory Stewart, meanwhile, had a bit of a culture shock on moving to the Ministry of Justice’s building in Petty France.

  • Jane Austen
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    Stout fellow

    22 January 2018

    Obiter wants to hear from you about more firms with unusual premises.

  • Russells On Air
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    Russells changes its tune

    15 January 2018

    London entertainment firm Russells has moved into the original home of BBC Music.

  • Smartphone
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    In the middle of a chain reaction

    15 January 2018

    A Dutch legal software company has announced a blockchain-enabled smart contract.

  • Donkey
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    His Honour scoops up the donkey work

    12 January 2018

    How common is donkey-ownership among our judiciary? Obiter is prompted to ask after a trip to Birmingham.

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    Tummy rumblings at Snaresbrook

    10 January 2018

    Snaresbrook Crown Court canteen has seemingly ceased trading.

  • Andy Cole
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    Tractor Boys and Adnams: getting to know the new lord chancellor

    9 January 2018

    What we know about new lord chancellor, David Gauke.

  • Richard Davidson Ice Creams
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    Scoop of the year

    8 January 2018

    The Law Society Art Group exhibition can be viewed from 9-19 January on Chancery Lane.

  • Gong but not forgotten
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    Gong but not forgotten

    8 January 2018

    For most readers, the New Year begins with a sore head, a paracetamol and a lie in. But spare a thought for Obiter and our newsdesk colleagues, who take time out to navigate the 125-page New Year honours list to see which lawyers made the grade.

  • James Morton
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    How lit funders fought rail giant

    8 January 2018

    Litigation funding is nothing new. At one time it was known as maintenance and champerty, and was a felony designed to stop robber barons hijacking litigation for their own ends. But 130 years ago the public rallied to help fight the barons in the form of the railway – and ...