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2 Jun 2011, 9:24 am by Charon QC
Why barristers balk at the ‘box-ticking’ of continuing professional development Alex Aldridge in The Guardian: “Barristers failing to complete their annual quota of CPD now dominate Bar Standards Board disciplinary proceedings” An interesting article – one which raises very important issues and the issue of whether members of the bar who do serious blogs should be able to claim CPD points for their blog writing.  [read post]
14 Jun 2011, 1:00 am by familoo
It all started with a post by Alex Aldridge on The Guardian website: “Why barristers balk at the ‘box-ticking’ of continuing professional development“, followed up by Adam Wagner on the UK Human Rights Blog in a post entitled “Blogging (and maybe tweeting) should be part of Continuing Professional Development“, and subsequently the Law Gazette. [read post]
22 Dec 2012, 7:41 am by Charon QC
I did, however, enjoy the kind invitation from Alex Aldridge of Legal Cheek to contribute to his excellent “If I knew then” series: If I knew then what I know now: ‘I was too ready to treat the view of the experienced as gospel’ And this duck had absolutely nothing to do with me… despite views expressed to the contrary on twitter by surprisingly many! [read post]
22 Dec 2012, 7:41 am by Charon QC
I did, however, enjoy the kind invitation from Alex Aldridge of Legal Cheek to contribute to his excellent “If I knew then” series: If I knew then what I know now: ‘I was too ready to treat the view of the experienced as gospel’ And this duck had absolutely nothing to do with me… despite views expressed to the contrary on twitter by surprisingly many! [read post]
14 Jun 2011, 6:12 am by Charon QC
Scandal in the City as string of top lawyers face financial investigation Alex Aldridge in The Guardian: Does the sacking of Christopher Grierson over £1m in false expenses reflect a wider moral malaise among City lawyers? [read post]
28 Jan 2011, 8:58 am by Charon QC
On the subject of the two year law degree, which I have offered a view on in an earlier post [Law Review: College of Law to offer two year law degree] -  Alex Aldridge writes : Students weigh up the two-year law degree British terror suspects banned from returning to UK In the wake of re-branding Control Orders to TPIMs – which even Rumpelstiltskin couldn’t arrange for anyone to spin into golden PR for Clegg, the government has come up with another wheeze.  [read post]
2 Dec 2011, 7:23 am by Charon QC
Alex Aldridge starts the good cheer at Christmas with… Law graduates face a bleak future at the bar “With 65 students applying for each training place, many would-be solicitors face not finding a job within the five-year post-graduation limit…” And in further good news.. [read post]
8 Jul 2007, 10:11 am
Alex… I, who am about to drink, salute you - an amusing article! [read post]
17 Nov 2011, 2:24 pm by Charon QC
And this from Editor of Legal Week, Alex Novarese is excellent: If judges don’t want to get involved in politics, maybe they should stop giving speeches I enjoy popping over to Alex Aldridge’s latest blog Legal Cheek.  [read post]
7 Jul 2012, 9:23 pm by Charon QC
Alex Aldridge in Legal Cheek has flagged up some of the concerns: EXCLUSIVE: BPTC Students Point Finger At Bar Standards Board Following ‘Disastrous’ And ‘Unfair’ Exams Part 2 and 3 of Law Review Weekly will follow on Monday…. [read post]
7 Dec 2009, 7:32 pm by dmk
" I read an article this evening by Alex Aldridge called "The Job Squeeze. [read post]
14 Mar 2011, 2:49 pm by Charon QC
And finally… I did enjoy this article by Alex Aldridge in The Guardian… Cherie Blair seeks ways to open up the law to working-class students The Guardian: Widening access to the legal profession is not easy, but Blair has a message to convey: ‘If I can do it, so can you’ Well.. not quite finally… this rather unpleasant banker is worth a look at…. [read post]
24 Nov 2011, 2:39 pm by Charon QC
Law’s problem with alcohol is slowly being addressed – but is still hush-hush | Alex Aldridge I read with interest this brutally honest and well written account of alcoholism -  Law Society Gazette: Anthony Bogan, a former Law Society Council member who stood for President in 1996, endured the terrifying realisation that he was an alcoholic, but found that there was light at the end of the tunnel AND FINALLY… a few blogs and articles  which caught my eye… Auntie Em from… [read post]
28 Jun 2012, 4:26 am by Charon QC
And Legal Cheek hones in on a current problem issue for legal education… Restricting The BPTC To Students Who’ve Already Bagged a Pupillage Wouldn’t Breach Competition Law… The plight of thousands of aspiring barristers who invest large sums of money to undertake the BPTC, but are increasingly unlikely to secure pupillage, has encouraged a lively debate in and around the profession (see, for instance, contributions from The Law Horse, Alex Aldridge and BPP Law School CEO… [read post]
23 Apr 2011, 9:17 am by Charon QC
While The Bar may well have an oversubscription problem for the time being… the law schools are hyperventilating with this revelation by Alex Aldridge… From oversubscribed to undermanned: are we facing a shortage of lawyers? [read post]
15 Apr 2011, 11:33 am by Charon QC
The era of the high-rolling criminal barrister is over Alex Aldridge writes in The Guardian: “A handful of criminal barristers still make big money, but the rest may have to diversify if they want to eat” As it happens, I am doing a podcast with Nichola Higgins, Chair of The Young Barristers, on Wednesday about the new CPS plans and the pleasures and difficulties of a career for young barristers at the Criminal Bar.  [read post]
20 Oct 2011, 10:21 am by Charon QC
In the light of recent riots, I enjoyed reading his blog post: The Scarman Report – 30 Years On Alex Aldridge, a journalist specialising in law and education, has his own blog and, pleasingly, has taken up podcasting - Round my kitchen table: Tesco law – stacking shelves by night, giving legal advice by day? [read post]
28 May 2012, 4:08 am by Charon QC
I select two for you to have a look at: NorthpodLaw and Alex Aldridge and Kevin Poulter’s Legal Cheek podcasts.  [read post]
3 Nov 2020, 3:05 am by familoo
  This ancient custom of unknown provenance, explored by Alex Aldridge writing in Legal Cheek in 2016, is one of many quaint practices still alive at the bar. [read post]