Tag: Social media

How NOT to cross-examine witnesses: a masterclass, by Johnny Mercer MP

Twitter video clips of Johnny Mercer MP questioning Martyn Day of Leigh Day solicitors show that the MP using a Parliamentary Select Committee hearing to attempt to distort the facts on UK military abuse of Iraqi detainees.

New video clips on becoming a barrister

Calling all aspiring lawyers and barristers out there! Watch these videos for some of my top tips on coming to the bar, pupillage applications and issues of equality, diversity and discrimination.

Dear Susan… an open letter to @CEOofHMCTS re: the ‘float-list’

Following a discussion sparked by a recent twitter thread about the perils of the ‘float-list’ in UK Tribunals, here is my open letter to Susan Acland-Hood, the @CEOofHMCTS, seeking greater transparency on the listing process.

Did they really say that?? 🤐 Professionals, regulators and social media misuse

A barrister sanctioned for broadcasting serious allegations and sending inappropriate private messages on LinkedIn has won a High Court appeal against his sanction, reducing his period of suspension from professional practice.

When is a company liable for mis-describing its services online?

A High Court dispute between a removal business and its trade body yields some important guidance for both SMEs engaged in online marketing and for independent website operators.

Good legal writing: tips from an ex-Home Office official

How to write persuasively? How to change your opponent’s views through writing? ‘Edward’ has some interesting answers. He used to defend the Home Office against legal claims. His anonymous feedback on some grounds that I drafted contained some tips on effective written advocacy.

Unrolled twitter thread of interview on trafficking claims with ATLEU📹

Read this twitter thread with a breakdown of the key points from an interview with trafficking expert, Jamila from ATLEU. Anyone interested in modern slavery and employment claims should find this useful.

2018 x 0.5 = 🎉

My review of what I’ve acheived in 2018 and what’s coming up over the next 6 months of legal training, education and practice.

New vlog: How many zeros?

The number of zero-hours contracts rose by about 100,000 in 2017 according to new figures. Where does this leave the government’s ‘good work’ scheme and the regulation of the #gigeconomy? Watch my new vlog discussing employment trends.

My first case: a new vlog

Learn more about my journey into being a barrister, how I handled #myfirstcase, and my top tip for those of you starting out as UK lawyers in the profession.