Case of the week

No longer do music lawyers have briefs, they have "gigs". Such is the flow of "stars" wandering in and out of the Royal Courts of Justice, that it is taking on the appearance of Wembley Stadium. Thankfully, those nice young men from Oasis (a rock and roll band from Manchester M'lud) secured a settlement on the court steps with sacked drummer Tony McCarroll, who had been hoping to collect u18m in royalties. He got u550,000. Liam Gallagher (the lead singer of the afore mentioned rock and roll band M'lud), who has built a career on bad behaviour, had been due to appear before Judge Sir Donald Rattee, who has been described as "very short-tempered" and once scored zero for courtesy in a survey of barristers.