The Law Business: 24th to 30th June

Welcome to the year's 25th edition of the weekly 'Law Business' column brought to you by the SundayLawReview team.  

In the week when Lady Hale become the most senior female judge in British legal history with her appointment as deputy president of the UK's supreme court, some peers warned that Northern Ireland would risks becoming 'libel capital of world' and 'stain its reputation' if it rejected historic reforms to libel laws that have already been passed into law in England and Wales.  

This column would like to congratulate Rachel Bentley, a solicitor advocate based in Exeter, celebrated her birthday in style today when the number of signatures on her e-petition against the criminal legal aid cuts passed 100,000.

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 Barrister Felicity Gerry on her 19 years of expereince in dealing with fraud, fatal and serious sexual offence cases: 'The Art of Advocacy: A Barrister's Tale'.     

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.

  • Barristers’ clerks have built careers on the premise that talent is nothing without organisation | Stephanie Quine - Lawyer's Weekly 
  • Legal Secretary, a Dying Job - Legal Secretaries Struggle for Work | Jennifer Smith & Joe Palazzolo - The Wall Street Journal
  • Foreign students 'feeling less welcome in UK' because of policies on migration | Sean Coughlan - BBC 
  • Changes to whistleblowing law: what you need to know | Tom Kerr Williams - HR Magazine
  • Copyright and the Vatican | Antonella Barbieri and Dario Morelli - The Global Legal Post  
  • Privatising the courts: if anyone needs advice, it's the judiciary | Joshua Rozenberg - Guardian Law 
  • Fares: Maybe buses should be free | Staff Reporter - The Economist  
  • A Son of the Holocaust Buys German | Henry Rozycki - The New York Times 

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

Friday 28th June
Thursday 27th June
Wednesday 26th June
Tuesday 25th June

Monday 24th 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
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