The Law Business: 10th to 16th June

Welcome to the year's 23th edition of the weekly 'Law Business' column brought to you by the SundayLawReview team.  

The building commonly referred to as the Old Bailey is crumbling after five centuries of listening to heinous crime. Despite suffering the ravages of the Great Fire of London, a typhus outbreak in 1750 that killed the Lord Mayor and two judges, 18th-century riots, a Second World War German bomb and an IRA attack in 1973 it has continued hearing cases. The labyrinthine corridors that had judges, barristers, defendents and jurors trampling through has taken its toll and the Central Criminal Court now requires £37 million worth of repairs. 

The site itself housed the notorius Newgate Prison from 1188 to 1902 through various rebuilds. Thus the building's connection to the justice and penal system has been inseperable throughout for over seven centuries. The justice system itself is undergoing extensive changes presently, perhaps none more savage than the cut in the legal aid budget. This week, campaigners warned that proposals to slash the legal aid budget will price trafficked women and victims of domestic violence out of the justice system. The cuts are increasing the stress of family breakdown and could potentially have tragic consequences according to family lawyers.  

The purpose of this column is to take a serious look at what happened in the business of law within UK as reported by online legal publications throughout last week.

TheLawMap interview with CPS Lawyer & Novelist Mark Holmes on writing, law & Pro Bono.    

The most interesting articles on developments, compliance, business of law within UK or as well as international developments of interest to UK law firms and legal practioners: 

Interesting articles on the study of law, legal training, pupillage, associates, legal academia & law students: 

Articles of the week:

The UK and international articles of the week are pieces selected by @TheLawMap tweeting team based on recommendations from friends and followers of daily law news blog.

Lawyers, Law Firms, Chambers & ABS in the news this week: 

Friday 14th June
Thursday 13th June
Wednesday 12th June
Tuesday 11th June

Monday 10th June


We would like to thank all the publications cited in this week's column. Please notify via @TheLawMap Twitter handle of any errors or omissions.


TheLawMap Publications at a glance: - Daily Law News Archive - Weekly Law Business News Blog
Saturday Law Interview - Weekly interview with a legal mind on Law, Life & Society
Wig - Daily Newspaper Focusing on Law & Society
MetaLawIndex - Informal Blog chronicling life behind the scene at LawNewsIndex & Twitter