Macfarlanes partner invented kidnap story to avoid drink-driving charge, court hears

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  • Macfarlanes is getting almost as accident prone as SJ Berwin.

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  • What on earth was he thinking? Astonishing.

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  • at last, an interesting stiory in the Lawyer

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  • Been reading too much John Grisham!

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  • Sugar Fix? Five pints of Guinness? Just have a Mars bar for goodness' sake!

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  • Claimed not have crashed the car but DNA on the airbag proved otherwise.
    Are Partners at City Law firms all this thick ?

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  • Serious question:

    Not being a lawyer, what are the professional inmplications of being convicted for something like this?

    (assuming the kipper had just pleaded guilty and not made up this b******s)

    Are you still ok to practice as a civl lawyer, or do you lose your license/practicing certificate?

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  • Show some sympathy legal profession.

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  • He was found guilty on the Friday. He collapsed in the dock from a panic attack for which he was taken to hospital for. He was told a prison sentence was likely.

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  • Good for Francis (well not the drink driving bit but the rest of the story...) - so much more interesting than dreary tales of what drone is moving jobs which no one with a personality really cares about anyway!

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