You are here

Bad apple days

Looking at the recent behaviour of many journalists and MPs, the public should realise us fat-cat lawyers aren’t so bad after all, says Felix

15 August 2011

What an exciting summer it has been so far. We have all been gripped by the phone hacking scandal, and we have had resignations, recriminations, and even a good old bit of slapstick before the select committee. One wonders quite how someone was able to sit there quietly all afternoon with a custard pie made out of shaving foam without anyone noticing – perhaps because the pie flinger was not also wearing a red nose, pointy hat, large spotty trousers and comedy shoes, nobody thought it was suspicious.

Anyway, I digress. The tabloids are in the dock and everyone is wondering where it is all going to end. The strange world of backdoors to No 10 and who gets invited to whose sleepover/wedding/birthday party and Boxing Day lunch etc. are all very interesting too. Plainly there seems to be a lot of contact between politicians and the ‘meeja’, a lot of which we don’t – or did not – know about. Rather like the third form turning on the school bully at last, everyone is lin...

Want to read on?

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

SUBSCRIBE for one User

Unlimited access to the entire SJ website for a full year for one user.

  • 10 issues a year delivered to you
  • Digital edition of the magazine for one user – sent to your inbox or accessible through the website
  • Access to premium content on the website
  • Access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online
  • Advanced search feature
  • Online support
  • Access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices – coming soon!
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

Subscribe

CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION

Your department or entire firm can subscribe to Solicitors Journal online, providing easy access for all who require it. Discount corporate subscription rates apply, based on number of users.

The Corporate IP Licence includes:

  • Digital copy of the magazine sent to individuals’ inboxes and accessible through the website. Solicitors Journal publishes 10 issues per year
  • Unlimited access to premium content on the website based on IP addresses
  • Unlimited access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online (username required)
  • Unlimited access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

The Corporate IP Licence is tailored to your firm, making it the most cost effective way for the firm to access Solicitors Journal, and enables the firm to remain compliant with copyright and our Terms and Conditions. This gives you the ability to print and circulate articles within the firm.

To enquire about a Corporate IP Licence for your firm, please contact our Subscriptions Manager on emily.beechey@solicitorsjournal.com.