Nearing the end of a turbulent year

Occupy London Stock Exchange gets its day in court today, with Mr Justice Lindblom hearing its High Court showdown with The City of London at high noon (see story).

In a year that saw Time magazine give its person of the year award to The Protestor (activists shouldn’t get too excited about that – the magazine also gave it to Stalin… twice) it seems fitting that the last Lawyer News Daily of 2011 should feature a story rooted in social conscience.

As prominent as the Occupy movement has been on in the past few months, though, it was far from being the biggest story of the year.

The most read story on the website this year, in fact, was Christopher Grierson’s alleged fraud at Hogan Lovells. The second most read was SJ Berwin’s admission that it got it wrong when it asked a vacation scheme student to pull an all-nighter, while the third most popular was the one about BDO demanding the return of cash from ex-Halliwells partners.

It looks like The Lawyer’s readership is just as concerned with greed and social injustice as The Protestor. Happy Christmas.

Lawyer News Daily returns on Tuesday 3 January, the same day our new-look magazine launches – don’t miss it.