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Exclusive: protest wagon parks outside DLA Piper office
Lawyers, or "negligent unethical bastards"? ... read more > (2 comments)
Johnny Depp's wife could face jail after bringing dogs into Australia
Captain Jack Sparrow on standby for escape plan ... read more >
Olswang hooks up with firms in Singapore and Hong Kong
Double-bubble ... read more > (3 comments)
Drink-driver tells court he was over the limit due to vodka jelly
Excuse of the week ... read more >
Sweary lawyer faces possible ban from the profession
Allegedly called prosecutor a "bleep" and a "bleepin' bleep" ... read more > (1 comment)
Law student hacks University's computer system to upgrade marks
Game over ... read more >
Lawyer who pulled a fake sickie loses court appeal
Ouch ... read more >
Law firm starts action to retrieve £100m jewel from the Queen
Could be the sequel to The Moonstone ... read more >
Dentons has accomplished more than "any other firm", claims Chairman
Alright boastychops ... read more > (5 comments)
Exclusive: Ince & Co Singapore leadership team jump ship
Bye now ... read more > (8 comments)
Mob threatens to skin law student alive for blasphemous tattoo
Hindu booboo ... read more > (1 comment)
Perpetrator of NZ's biggest ever law firm fraud back in the dock
Disgraced former lawyer can't stay straight ... read more >
Ex-Addleshaw Goddard Managing Associate arrested with crystal meth stash
Corporate lawyer in drug sting ... read more > (5 comments)
Exclusive: Singapore firm slaps down lawyer for spilling on slashed bonus
Homegrown firms feel the pressure ... read more >
Herbert Smith Freehills opens a ‘pop-up’ office
Sounds cool, but actually it's a law firm doing law stuff ... read more > (1 comment)
Government lawyer admits to selling class A drugs but avoids jail
Some might say that's jammy ... read more >
Barrister's leg bursts after flesh-eating spider attack
Spiders on a plane ... read more > (4 comments)
South Korean court refuses to allow adulterous husband a divorce
Court decision of the week ... read more >
Drug trafficking Australian lawyer is declared bankrupt
On the plus side, erm ... read more >
Thai court sentences fake lawyer to jail
Raked in thousands with his ruse ... read more > (2 comments)
New Zealand law firms to carry out drug tests on job applicants
Hair samples to be taken at interview ... read more >
Australian lawyer struck off for fleecing thousands from Legal Aid
But hopes to return to law "in the near future" ... read more >
Exclusive: Typo of the week, as Osborne Clarke recommends rival firm
Exclusive: Slater & Gordon strongarms lawyers into crappier contracts
Sign up for less cash or else ... read more > (11 comments)
New Zealand lawyer guilty of misconduct for "threats of menace"
Leaves the "passive", out of passive-aggressive correspondence ... read more >
Dodgy solicitor of the week: struck-off for $60k misconduct.
Lawyer turns trust account into his own personal piggy bank ... read more >
New Zealand lawyer convicted of Class A drug offences
Tried to convince court that meth was used for medicinal purposes ... read more >
Associate struck off for claiming relatives had died to repay LPC debts
Defrauded train companies before "self-imposed exile" in Australia ... read more > (6 comments)
Japanese lawyer has his penis cut off
And flushed down the lavatory ... read more > (2 comments)
Passenger sat next to fat man sues airline
No contest for the elbow rest ... read more > (3 comments)
DC Comics threatens tyre shop with IP action
Super claim ... read more >
India government in YouPorn U-turn
Porn-users rejoice ... read more > (1 comment)
30% of lawyers in India are fake, says Chairman of Bar Council
Mass exercise underway to clean up the profession ... read more >
Herbies partner rails against gruesome fag packet pics
Big Tobacco’s lawyer tells Australia the warnings could spread to junk food ... read more > (3 comments)
Barristers campaign against arrest of Human Rights lawyers in China
Unlawful conduct against lawyers ... read more >
Lawyer receives poo in the post
Again ... read more > (1 comment)
Trowers & Hamlins' foreign profits drop 96% to £100k
As students complain of seriously budget vac scheme ... read more > (3 comments)
Ex-solicitor charged with stealing over $150,000 from client
And ripping off a hotel ... read more >
Barrister charged with possession of 'date rape' drug is out on bail
Drugs are bad mmkay ... read more >
Australian lawyer ordered to repay $110,000 to his client
Bollocked by the court for faffing ... read more >
Court upholds conviction in life insurance scam case
Massive fraud fail ... read more >
Australian firm to charge graduates A$22,000 for work
Project manager tries to defend the position to RoF ... read more > (3 comments)
Legislative Council Member looks at sexy pics during debate
Busted ... read more >
Tokyo Court permits adultery for business purposes
Judge says a bit of sexy time with a hostess doesn't harm the marriage ... read more >
King & Spalding launches in Tokyo
With raid on Ashurst ... read more >
Ex-Lawyer uses dead client's membership to attend sports events
It's just not cricket ... read more > (1 comment)
Bonkers website of the week: Australian lawyer with a made-up twin
Cycles, laughs, reclines seductively ... read more > (6 comments)
Australian company to exploit legal loophole and produce cannabis
For medicinal purposes ... read more >
Exclusive: A&O Singapore associate berates colleagues over spillage
Watergate email ... read more > (3 comments)
Australian law firm's bonkers website
Lawyer who fights "for fun" ... read more > (3 comments)
Court action over New Zealand PM pulling waitress' ponytail
PM claims it was just "horseplay" ... read more >
Crime of the week - entire road stolen by thieves in China
Baffled villager reports crime two weeks later ... read more >
Australian farmer facing obscenity charges over pornographic hay bale
Defiant farmer refuses to take it down ... read more > (2 comments)
Trowers first foreign firm to gain licence in Malaysia
Granted the first of five golden tickets ... read more > (1 comment)
Bakers to battle Dentons in Shanghai
Battle lines drawn in China. ... read more > (5 comments)
Singapore lawyers struck off for massive fraud against client
Claimed $1.8 million was a gift ... read more >
Law student in court for naked run dare
Magistrate calls him a "goose" ... read more >
New Zealand lawyer suspended for dealing cannabis
Tried selling a tinnie to a cop ... read more >
Top Australian barrister contests speeding fine
Relies on a 200-year-old law ... read more >
Hogan Lovells launches in Australia with partner divorce plan
Husband and wife team to work 2,000 miles apart ... read more >
Exclusive: £23,000 fare dodger is ex-Herbert Smith lawyer
Got to pad a pocket or two ... read more > (8 comments)
Australian lawyer struck off for swindling elderly client
Branded “disgraceful and dishonourable” by tribunal ... read more >
Latham admits mistakenly opening in Abu Dhabi and Doha
Retreat, retreat, retreat ... read more > (10 comments)
Adultery made legal in South Korea
... by coincidence, shares in condoms rocket ... read more >
Singapore wipes eight UK law schools from its approved list
Goodbye lucrative foreign students ... read more >
NZ lawyer struck off for ripping off sports club
Is made to run 15 times round the pitch ... read more >
Aussies stand against racist trolls targeting Muslim lawyer
After she attacked controversial vest ... read more >
Lawyer accused of laundering armoured car robbery cash
Supergrass blabs ... read more >
Singapore Law Society says human rights lawyer too mad
Bans him from work ... read more >
Lawyer says public filming sex romp couple is OK
Go for it ... read more >
King & Wood Mallesons to launch in Singapore
Time to tackle Dentons ... read more > (1 comment)
Judge calls police and Legal Services Board Monty Python clowns
Does not do silly walk to emphasise point ... read more >