Obiter

  • James Morton
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    The art of the perfect con

    5 March 2018

    The Financial Conduct Authority has been broadcasting radio advertisements warning against scams. The listener is told to choose between Pitch A and Pitch B and decide which is the con. Personally, I thought they both sound like scams. Curiously, and quite by chance, I recently came across a scam of ...

  • Bundles in the snow 2
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    Legal London can take it

    28 February 2018

    Three centimetres of snow is quite exciting, for London WC2A.

  • Michael Keaton Batman
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    Mistaken identities

    26 February 2018

    Should law firms adopt actors’ union rules to avoid damaging confusion?

  • Shortbread
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    Scotland wants its crumbs

    26 February 2018

    The Law Society of Scotland has teamed up with firms and the Scottish government to put the country’s legal services on the map.

  • Memory lane
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    The Law Society Gazette memory lane

    26 February 2018

    What featured in this week’s past issues of the Gazette.

  • Ison Harrison
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    Ee by gum! What an advert

    19 February 2018

    Ison Harrison has released a new ad which Obiter says is like a John Lewis Christmas effort put through a Yorkshire filter.

  • SRA
    News

    BAME boost? Just do the maths

    19 February 2018

    Latest SRA data from its biennial diversity survey was published last week along with a stern injunction from chief executive Paul Philip that there is ‘much more to do to achieve a truly diverse profession’.

  • Blandy & Blandy LLP
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    285-year-old firm is no stick-in-the-mud

    19 February 2018

    Reading firm Blandy & Blandy LLP first took lease of 1 Friar Street at a rent of £4 a year in 1798.

  • James Morton
    News

    Evidence? Then spill the beans

    19 February 2018

    The quarrel over non-disclosure, particularly in rape cases, rumbles on. I see that austerity is now being blamed for the failure of the police and Crown Prosecution Service to realise that, in some cases, complainants are not being wholly frank. I also see a suggestion that bobbies are to be ...

  • Sir Brian Leveson
    News

    Digital disarray

    12 February 2018

    Court of Appeal judge Sir Brian Leveson endured a frustrating couple of days at the hands of technology last week.