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US firm raises NQ pay to £100,000
£20,000 gulf with Magic Circle ... read more > (13 comments)
Trainees face prospect of a new pre-qualification exam
Herbert Smith, Linklaters and 16 other City firms tear up "poshness test"
By volunteering as finishing schools ... read more > (6 comments)
Court hears how lawyer in fishnets & g-string mistook woman for giant panda
We've all been there ... read more > (1 comment)
Exclusive: Baker & McKenzie ripped off by Japanese scammers
IP lawyers - attack! ... read more > (3 comments)
Parabis broken up in chaotic firesale
But the Golden Turd refuses to flush ... read more > (4 comments)
Two dogs sue Shoosmiths for £5.5 million
Thwarted by a conspiracy of "satanic freemasons" ... read more > (11 comments)
Exclusive: Barristers brawl at Middle Temple dinner
Pulling woman's hair sparks fight ... read more > (8 comments)
Hogan Lovells pays tribute to lawyer killed in Paris attacks
"Talented, extremely well liked, and a wonderful personality" ... read more > (1 comment)
Firm terminates "scouse scum" lawyer
Full-time ... read more > (6 comments)
Freshfields publicly criticised by Takeover Panel
HFW also slammed ... read more > (4 comments)
Lawyers are "other-worldly" and "almost incomprehensible", report finds
Judges are old-fashioned because they used to order beheadings, apparently ... read more > (4 comments)
Exclusive: "Crawl back to horrible Merseyside", partner tells "scouse scum"
Lawyer has also called the city "inbred" and blasted its "dole queue accent" ... read more > (22 comments)
Exclusive: Football rant barrister disappears from chambers
Details wiped from website as apoplectic tirade hits the press ... read more >
Exclusive: Unexpected excitement as trainee vomits on lawyers at awards
Event immediately became 50% less boring ... read more > (9 comments)
Herbert Smith Freehills opens a ‘pop-up’ office
Sounds cool, but actually it's a law firm doing law stuff ... read more > (1 comment)
Pinsent Masons course ends in running battle through City
Six arrested, three hospitalised, one stabbed after knife fight: that wasn't meant to happen ... read more > (8 comments)
The Texas Law Hawk is back
And now he has a motorbike and a dwarf ... read more > (3 comments)
Lawyer who blamed staff for redundancies suspended and firm shut down
It's not looking good as Blavo & Co unravels. ... read more >
US legal update: lawyer admits killing goat and drinking its blood
Augustus Sol Invictus was just, you know, worshipping the God of the wilderness ... read more > (2 comments)
RPC mines free school meal data to find next trainees
Context is all ... read more > (5 comments)
Ashurst's corporate associates allocated work on a blind basis
Shock development: work allocation to be based on capacity and experience ... read more > (2 comments)
Jeffrey Green Russell implodes
Smoking remains bought up by Gordon Dadds in so-called "merger" ... read more > (1 comment)
CMS uses virtual reality helicopters and Ferraris to lure in students
Hopes to attract actual punters ... read more > (1 comment)
Barrister's leg bursts after flesh-eating spider attack
Spiders on a plane ... read more > (4 comments)
Exclusive: Mills & Reeve lawyers aghast as woman poos in front of office
Firm is brought to horrified standstill ... read more > (9 comments)
Pinsent Masons associates eligible for up to £25,000 in bonuses
Firm hands out cash for "excellent client service" ... read more > (5 comments)
Exclusive: Barrister shames Brown Rudnick partner over "stunning" photo
Solicitor apologises after story hits national press ... read more > (39 comments)
Exclusive: White & Case partner indicted over bum fun comments
Claims it was only banter ... read more >
Exclusive: Typo of the week, as Osborne Clarke recommends rival firm
Law students take government for £1 million in benefits
ULaw and UWE students thrash welfare rulings ... read more > (2 comments)
McClure Naismith partners safe while staff lose their jobs
Firm collapses into administration ... read more > (38 comments)
Exclusive: in an "exciting opportunity", Kaplan reveals it is closing down
Kaput Law School was only nine years old ... read more > (4 comments)
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)
Associate suspended for faking success in meltdown
But her firm comes out looking a lot worse than her ... read more > (9 comments)
Disgruntled manager secretly removes partners from their own firm
360 degree review taken to new extremes ... read more > (1 comment)
Lawyer calls client a "small penis asshole"
And challenges him to a duel ... read more > (4 comments)
Allen & Overy gives associates rises of over 25%
Gamechanger ... read more > (18 comments)
Linklaters hires William Hague
No one's sure why ... read more > (6 comments)
Law student handcuffed for giving homeless man £1
And being lippy ... read more > (6 comments)
Bug in Hansard replaces "arms" with "anus"
Computer error leaves archivists up in anus ... read more > (5 comments)
Exclusive: Ex-Ince & Co partner sets up firm after release from prison
Ripped off clients to tune of millions, but has done his time ... read more > (7 comments)
DLA partners caught calling ex-client a "nutter"
He reckons they ordered a code red on him ... read more > (10 comments)
Government accuses Magic Circle and Herbies of 'posh test'
Exam results are elitist ... read more > (22 comments)
Exclusive: Reed Smith lawyers in uncomfortable video of the week
Sex & Tax & Rock & Roll ... read more > (5 comments)
Dentons takes out adverts to lambast American Lawyer
Green ink sale ... read more > (7 comments)
Exclusive: Shameless firm sells work experience to desperate grads
Claims scheme will help them get a training contract "immensely" ... read more > (20 comments)
Exclusive: Norton Rose shamed over unpaid interns
Evidence is taken down in a hurry ... read more > (4 comments)
Dodgy Solicitor of the week: Spunked £100k client cash on porn
Blamed it on his Parkinsons meds ... read more > (5 comments)
Exclusive: Cynical Slater & Gordon advertises "Alton Towers Injury Lawyers"
Too soon? ... read more > (5 comments)
ULaw sold to 36-year-old entrepreneur
Asset-stripping owner sells up after three years ... read more > (1 comment)
Exclusive: Charles Russell Speechlys partner murders Adele
That's makes a mess of one of her songs rather than actually, you know, murdering her personally ... read more > (4 comments)