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    Death becomes her at Old Bailey

    25 September 2017

    Florence Earengey sat in on the Beatrice Pace murder trial when her husband was junior counsel to Norman Birkett, but the first woman to lead in a murder case at the Old Bailey was Venetia Stephenson. She defended William Holmyard, charged with the December 1928 murder of his 72-year-old grandfather.

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    160 all out for SJ

    25 September 2017

    Obiter is saddened to hear of the demise of Solicitors Journal, the oldest (and for many years the only) publication aimed at our branch of the profession. The final edition appears tomorrow. From its first number in January 1857, the Journal took a broad view of legal interests, for instance ...

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    Aviva slapped down over its need for speed

    21 September 2017

    Insurance heavyweight Aviva has never been afraid to put the boot into what it calls the ‘aggressive and sustained’ marketing campaigns of claims companies.

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    A popular cease and desist? Stranger Things have happened

    20 September 2017

    Almost by definition, ’cease and desist’ letters from multinational corporations rarely reveal a sense of humour. So kudos to media giant Netflix for its passive aggressive note to the owners of a pop-up bar in Chicago.

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    How clever are your robots?

    18 September 2017

    HSF report does not compute with lawyers’ capacity for detail.

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    Whitehall fudge

    18 September 2017

    Justice ministry’s three-word equivalent to ‘strong and stable’ rolled out by latest incumbents.

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    Memory lane

    18 September 2017

    The Law Society Gazette, 20 September 2007

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    Brexit problem solved?

    11 September 2017

    Off-the-shelf alternatives promoted.

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    Potter about

    11 September 2017

    Mr Potter’s firm are still practising.

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    Pen pally

    11 September 2017

    On the topic of satisfied clients, what is the nicest letter you have ever received? Neil McCormick of Somerset gets the ball rolling with a missive (from a well-known actress) saying: ‘Your letter was so clear I can’t believe it was written by a lawyer.’