It was cold sitting outside the cafe in Chiswick this morning with my espresso, as winter made a quick return, but at least I did not have a dead body sitting at the next table unlike BA First Class passenger “Paul Trinder, 54, who woke at 30,000ft to discover cabin crew strapping the body of a woman, who died after the plane took off, into the seat across the aisle. He watched in horror as the corpse repeatedly slid beneath the seatbelt on to the cabin floor of the Boeing 747.”
Paul Trinder did not, at first, realise the woman was dead. The Mirror reports: “I went to the galley and said, ‘She doesn’t look too well.’ Cabin crew explained that the woman was dead and unless he had any better ideas, they did not have anywhere else to put the body. A bit difficult to stow a body in an overhead locker. Trinder was told “To get over it.”
Interesting story in The Guardian today: Criminal courts throughout England and Wales face widespread disruption this week as legal aid defence solicitors stage a new wave of protests against proposed changes to the way their services are paid for. More than 1,000 are expected to take part in a mass lobby of parliament this afternoon as a prelude to three days of working to rule in magistrates courts around the country.
Blog around the clock… what the law bloggers are up to:
Tim Kevan, at Barrister Blog, provides a link to the PM being ‘bovvered.”
Justin Patten, Human Law, has reviewed my Podcasting and suggests some ways to develop them. Geeklawyer’s blog was trashed by his ISP last week. Ever resourceful, Geeklawyer is back in business – as sharp as ever.
Baby Barista considers ‘the Honey Trap’ and Binary Law writes, interestingly, about how Google wants to ‘trap honey.’
Corporate Blawg is changing his style – I like it. This week… “Since Corporate Blawg must obtain f**k-loads of cash in order to be knighted these days, Corporate Blawg goal is cash alone. “
A new blog I have come across – a BVC student, Lawyer-2-be writes interestingly and I have asked L2B to do a podcast. Lo-Fi Liabrarian, as always, has some useful tools and points. Legal Scribbles has been looking at his blog stats for ‘search terms’ – and suggests that Geeklawyer gets a new look. UKLawstudent gets a double rejection and considers what to do about a Masters. Legal Spy has an interesting post about the rush of East European litigation – wry and amusing. I quote: “Tell you what though – there really is gold in them thar eastern European hills.” And Dan Hull, What About Clients? is in Austria en route for Paris.