It's been a good week for…

Oral sex. The Lawyer is unaware whether this judgement arrives too late for Bill Clinton, but a state appeals court in New Orleans has struck down a law which has made oral and anal sex between consenting Louisiana adults a felony for the past 194 years, on the grounds it encroached on citizens' privacy rights.

Paloma Picasso, who gets to keep her father's priceless artworks after the collapse of the biggest divorce claim ever brought in the English courts. The case ran up record-breaking legal costs of more than u4m.

The families of Britain's biggest union, Unison. It is offering free legal help to the families of its 1.3m members to pursue personal injury claims. The Lord Chancellor's Department Minister of State Geoff Hoon is welcoming the initiative and hopes other unions will follow suit.