Tuesday, April 24, 2007

WEEKLY REVIEW

BEST OF THE BLOGS.

BabyBarista in The Times
TopFirst meets HoneytrapStill our favourite blog, BabyBarista now seems firmly established on The Times. This week OldSmoothie winds up UpTights and TopFirst meets Honeytrap. BabyBarista in The Times.

Legal implications of smoking ban and of blogging
Charon QC, the king of the podcasts, this week interviews solicitor Liam Pike about the employment law implications of the smoking ban and of blogging at work. He also advertises for volunteers to help him launch a weekly web radio at Charon QC.

Blog Dysmorphic Disorder
Law Dent is obsessed with improving his blog. That’s on the same day that he “woke up dead”. Law Dent

Pupilblog considers his future
Pupil Blog decides whether to continue with his account of pupillage … or not. Pupil Blog.

The Bar’s diversity debate
"We’ll know we’ve made it when we have as many mediocre women in top jobs as mediocre men" – a quote from a contributor to Legal Week’s Talkback. See the Editor’s blog for his comments on the debate. Legal Week


LEGAL NEWS.


Solicitors told to hand back £100 million
Solicitors must repay the government an estimated £100 million after a High Court judge ruled firms were overpaid for processing compensation claims for miners suffering chronic chest disease. Law Gazette

Claims Management regulation into force
From 23 April it becomes an offence for business offering claims management services to operate without authorisation or exemption. Claims Regulation.

Claimants face ‘postcode lottery’ over employment discrimination assistance
Employment discrimination claimants face a ‘postcode lottery’ when it comes to finding and funding appropriate legal representation, research by the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has revealed. Law Gazette

High Court rules on s4 Fatal Accidents Act
High court rules that a payment made to a widow under an employee benefit trust, could not be relied on by an employer in its claim for a reduction of damages. Solicitors Journal

Architect bids to make legal history in bank charge battle
An architect is trying to make Scottish legal history by claiming back hundreds of pounds in charges from Clydesdale Bank. Scotsman

Making sure the cap fits
Law firms have been slow to follow other advisers in limiting their liability. John Verry says a standard clause in retainers should be avoided and explains what to look for when negotiating limitations. Law Gazette.


AND FINALLY...


Yes, Minister…
Psychiatrist points to the continuing relevance of ‘Yes, Minister…’
The Psychiatrist Blog.

US Lawyer seeks $11,000 an hourHigh flying lawyer Willie Gary is asking Motorola Inc. to pay him $11,000 an hour in fees. Nice work if you can get it …. Roll On Friday

Boston Legal
James Spader slaps down a “good ole boy”. YouTube.

The men women see as too good to be true
The sweet smell of success may be the kiss of death for men who hope to get hitched, according to psychologists. When it comes to marriage material, women are wary of good-looking high-fliers, and are drawn to less successful men instead, they claim. The Guardian

Pig fat to be turned into diesel
A solution for the world's energy crisis may come in the form of a pig. BBC

2 comments:

Jeremy Jacobs said...

"The men women see as too good to be true
The sweet smell of success may be the kiss of death for men who hope to get hitched, according to psychologists. When it comes to marriage material, women are wary of good-looking high-fliers, and are drawn to less successful men instead, they claim. The Guardian"

Phew, that's a relief!

Lawdent said...

Blimey! Little old me in best of the blawgs.

Thank you.