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By David Allen Green, Media Correspondent of The Lawyer
David Allen Green
Last week Louise Restell told the blogosphere why lawyers are so dreadful to work with . One fears there is a lot in this. It is certainly the case that in most City law firms there is not a great deal of introspection and reflection going on, at least by those with practicing certificates. Louise may be a little unfair – some lawyers can write articles unaided, and liability in respect of what some published words can be taken to mean is a genuine concern. But her post should be read – and thought about – by every lawyer in private practice: yes, you are like that, especially if your knee-jerk reaction is that you are not. She also published an insightful post on lawyer complaints.
Also notable last week was the incomparable Carl Gardner returning to legal blogging, though his playful post on a “sensible approach to the scope of human rights” seemed rather to suggest that the sensible scope is actually no scope at all. I am sure he cannot mean that. Carl and the legendary “Charon QC” also resumed their Without Prejudice podcasts - always worth a listen, especially as I can no longer be a regular.
One particular merit of legal blogging is to be able to hear voices often silent in the “usual” professional literature. In this respect, barrister’s clerk Jeremy Hopkins provided a great insight into the vexed question of pupillage applications . It is posts like this, which set out helpful information not otherwise readily available, which perhaps show the true value of legal blogging.