Fake funeral and indecent exposure feature among #freelegaltips

Amid the season of goodwill, lawyers took to Twitter to regale their peers with tales of client misadventures.

Using the hashtag #freelegaltips, solicitors and barristers provided their fellow Twitter users with an insight into some of their most peculiar legal-related experiences. Irrespective of their truth, they delivered some much-needed humour after what was a gruelling 2016.

Tim Burrows, an advocate and solicitor at Steven Young and Company, described how one defendant was excused from court to attend his father’s funeral but was a...

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