Web week

The Lawyer’s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email webweek@thelawyer. com. If you like horses, law and websites, you’re most probably a senior barrister in a regional chambers.

But whatever line of work you’re in, you’ll love the Equine Law Connection (www.equinelaw connection.com), which mixes all three of the above ingredients into a heady cocktail.

The site has also proved a handy (geddit?) place for lawyer Stephan Wensing to trumpet his court victories. He has just won a case for a client against a US-owned stables, which a news release on the website claims is owned by Steven Spielberg’s wife Kate Capshaw.

It was a close-run dispute, with Stephan winning by a nose.

It’s not just Rehab singer Amy Winehouse who’s bringing back the beehive – Lawrence Graham private client partner Caroline Garnham is also doing her bit.

She’s launched a website called Family Bhive (www.familybhive. com) in order to target filthy rich people and get them to give money to slightly less rich people.

Family Bhive is aimed at people with more than £5m in ready cash and, as far as Web Week can work out, it’s sort of like a posh corporate Facebook, connecting private banks and investment managers with rich people.

And Garnham has a point or two to make: “It is time that the high net worth community is more highly valued, not least by the Government.

“Over the last five years the Government has been issuing tax and money laundering legislation with scant regard to who it affects or how.”

The sheer nerve of it all. That pesky Government seeking taxes from the rich…