The Royals – Lex2011 Tweet Up – Over supply of LPC students – Lawman swings

The White rabbit has excelled himself this last week with this….

Sort of Rabbit Review – The Royals

High-flying married lawyer joins sleazy £40-a-head swingers’ party

Scotland’s Daily Record reports: “ONE of Scotland’s top criminal lawyers was caught in a mansion’s sex dungeon during a Sunday Mail probe into sordid swingers’ parties. The married lawman, who often appears in the High Court, took part in a £40-a-head bash where strangers, couples and transvestites had tawdry sex…..”

The report continued to provide sufficient salacious detail, without revealing the identity of the ‘lawman’ – because of privacy laws – to satisfy readers; but what I particularly enjoyed was this piece….“An eyewitness said: “It was depraved – only a handful of women were in the house and it was full of blokes.”

An eye witness…? Good grief…whatever next.  Hat Tip to fellow tweeter @loveandgarbage for drawing my attention to this important legal development in social meedja.

Study to examine oversupply of LPC graduates

The Law Society Gazette has the story: Following on from recent coverage on the over supply of Bar students…. the SRA is coming under pressure from The Legal Services Board to look into the issue.  There may be an issue of Competition Law? I understand that competition law issues have been raised before in aptitude tests and other ideas for restricting entry.

Blawg Review #300

The Battle for Blawg Review of the Year. A very thorough review of all the Blawg Reviews of 201o.

Lex 2011 + The #Lex2011Tweetup

Brian Inkster and others have organised a tweet up for those on twitter and other lawyers who wish to attend…

Where: All Bar One, 58 Kingsway, Holborn, London, WC2 B6DX |When: Wednesday 16 March 2011 from 6.30pm onwards |Who: Legals who tweet (Twegals): Anyone who is interested in or associated with the law and who tweets. You don’t need to be attending Lex 2011 to come to the #Lex2011Tweetup.

I hope to attend. It will be a pleasure to meet fellow bloggers and tweeters.

9 thoughts on “The Royals – Lex2011 Tweet Up – Over supply of LPC students – Lawman swings

  1. “oversupply of LPC graduates”


    People capable of being able to contribute to a profession being turned away because the overall ‘pricing/charging’ capacity of the profession will be diminished. The mechanism used to hamstring the would-be lawyers’ opportunities being “education and training” (from the Law Society Gazette article), which is mirrored in our society as a whole.


    The tragedy lies in the squandered talent both for the individual and for society.

    “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed” by ignorance, greed and petty bigotry. Not only in law but in other professions, so that the lucky few could enjoy over inflated incomes while others are cast aside.


  2. that dungeon does sound rubbish – should have invited more lasses. you’d have thought there’d be loads of gorgeous young women anxious to get it on with judges and the like. maybe they need to advertise it on the pupillage portal.

  3. “capitalism – screwing the many for the benefit of the few since 1066.”

    I had that word in mind when I typed the note but made a conscious effort of not using it. I’m not a Marxist (not clever enough) but the problem of over production, when it comes to the skills of people; rather than widgets etc, and the crappy solutions to this over production, seem to add a particular cruelty to the necessary (for the system) waste.

    As to 1066 … I wonder what the world would be like if we got equity for rent?

    I know that the first politician to bring this to the people was Mrs T, of whom it is fashionable to hate. But she only brought ‘equity for rent’ justice to council tenants; not all of us.

    Of course, no other politician has come close since.

  4. I could have been a Marxist but I didn’t have the German – (as in the Peter Cook ‘I could have been a judge but i didn’t have the Latin’)

    What are the electoral prospects for the £40-a-head swingers party?

    Good, I suspect!

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