The Sunday Law Review: 23rd to 29th November

Welcome to this weekly column dedicated  to looking at what happened in the business of law, legislative changes, the lives of lawyers and law firms within UK as reported by freely available online legal publications throughout the previous week.  News of activity on law firms for inclusion within this column could be emailed to or sent via Twitter.

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 practitioners: 

Interviews, features on lawyers and obituaries: 

  • My legal life: Munir Majid, Head of industrial disease, Asons - A Profile | Law Gazette 
  • In-house interview: HMRC general counsel Gill Aitken - A Profile | The Lawyer 
  • Heading the legal team at HMRC, Gill Aitken on adding value in-house | The Lawyer 
  • Gail Elliman obituary: Expert in the interpretation and application of immigration law
  • How I got where I am today: Colin Sandilands, 38, solicitor and partner with Stronachs LLP
  • Interview with sacked BBC Apprentice solicitor on her journey from self-funded LPC student to solicitor-entrepreneur

Interesting articles involving the study of law and legal cases, legal training, pupillage, associates, legal academia, publications on law and law students: 

  • Wannabe solicitor wins enough to pay his way through law degree and LPC with poker tournament triumph :
  • Students can benefit from carefully planned career path, what advice is given about their studies? | Law Gazette
  • Irate Lord Justice Jackson uses Court of Appeal judgment to issue lawyers with student-style skeleton argument tips:
  • Next in the gavel hall of shame - step forward Staffordshire University law school: 
  • The Apprentice review: ex-Slaughter and May lawyer Felipe wins big:

Recommended Articles of this 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 28th November
Thursday 27th November
Wednesday 26th November
Tuesday 25th November
Monday 24th November


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 'unrelated to Law' Blog chronicling thoughts behind the scene at LawNewsIndex & Twitter