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#barristerpoetry – a blossoming of talent in the timeline

Over the last couple of weeks a Twitter hashtag started by an employment law barrister has taken flight and prompted a stream of witty contributions. As the gardens of the Inns of Court bloomed in the glorious sunshine outside, barristers chafing indoors at their desks in chambers or waiting for their case to come on at court idled away the time by giving a legal twist to their favourite lines of verse. In this post we collect some of …

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Manifesto promises – party political pledges on law and justice

What do the politicians promise on law and justice? Or to ask a more pertinent question, what promises on law and justice can we expect to see the various parties break on coming to, or sharing in, power? This post covers three main parties: Conservative, Liberal Democrat, and Labour, plus two emergent players, UKIP and Green.

The manifestoes have been presented in the order in which these relevant parties may be held, currently, to exert power or …

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Essential Legal Kit

Essential Legal Kit

As pupillage and training contracts get harder and harder to come by, many young would-be lawyers have been asking: “What am I missing? What has he or she got that I haven’t?” The answer is probably “brains, talent and charm”, but even if you can’t compete on those, there are other ways of making sure you’re fully equipped to enter the legal profession.

 

Cherry, for second biting at

It’s a common enough feature of adversarial banter these days. …

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