Last week, as well as updates on the dreaded ‘B-word’, my twitter feed was full of photos of women working in the law, posted by those involved in the mass photo shoot organised by the First 100 Years project to celebrate International Women’s Day last month. Almost 1,000 women had their photos taken and the photos have now been circulated to everyone pictured.
It was refreshing to see the Law Society Gazette this week bring some much-needed balance to the gross misreporting about clinical negligence claims. All too often, those who receive a clinical negligence pay-out are described as scroungers by the media and their compensation treated as though it is a windfall.
Before I started working with the Chartered Institute for Legal Executives (CILEx) at the end of last year, I didn’t really know a great deal about Legal Executives, despite having worked in the legal sector for many years and my 96 years old Grandad claiming to be CILEx’s oldest member!
Black Letter Communications is proud to be working with The First 100 Years, the ground-breaking project charting the journey of women in the legal profession. This year is a pivotal year for the project as it sets out to mark the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919
Last month, one of the UK’s most important legal directories, the Legal 500 UK, launched its annual rankings. Even in the digital age, these directories are still considered to be of huge importance to the legal profession and many man hours go into putting submissions together.
These days Twitter users are much more aware that a social media slip up can have big implications for their reputation. That said, the stakes now appear even higher, after columnist Katie Hopkins was ordered to pay £24,000 and a six-figure sum in legal costs.
While most lawyers are unlikely to find themselves on the cover of NME, Stormzy's experience shows just how easily comments you provide to one magazine, newspaper or broadcaster can be picked up and used by another - even if you decline an interview with them.
“Never work with children or animals” W.C. Fields famously said. After this week’s hilarious live interview with BBC World News, Robert E Kelly, an academic in South Korea, is probably going to suggest this is updated to “Never work while children are in the house.”