Let’s kick off with Private Eye’s QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Sexual encounters have their ups and downs, their ebbs and flows.” – Geoffrey Robertson QC, speaking (for the defence) at Julian Assange’s extradition hearing
And then let’s really go dark…with Alex Aldridge’s piece in The Guardian:
Is there a cocaine culture at the criminal bar?
I have, as it happens, watched both episodes of the BBC’s new drama about M’learned friends… Silk. I have, to be honest, enjoyed the lawyers tweeting away on twitter (adversely, it has to be said) more than the drama itself.
Hat Tip to @BillfromBendigo
Cocaine rife? Bar humbug, say lawyers
I shall leave the reviews of Silk to others. Pink Tape has rather a good piece…. SILK – Purse or Sow’s Ear?
All I will say on this matter is that I did attend a meeting at 11.00 am some years ago where a young partner in a London law firm did appear to talk remarkably quickly and seemed to be pleasingly receptive to a proposal which I was putting to him. He only had one biscuit – and it was fascinating to watch him eat it…chomping quickly.
And now… to more serious matters… potentially very serious!
Adam Wagner, writing in the UK Human Rights blog, makes a few rather important points…
Attorney General v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Anor  EWHC 418 (Admin) – Read judgmentFor the first time a court in England has convicted two newspapers, the Daily Mail and the Sun, of contempt of court in breach of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, for the publication of a photograph relating to an ongoing criminal trial on their websites.
The judgment contains an important warning for bloggers, tweeters and journalists who use instant news to report on criminal trials: ”instant news requires instant and effective protection for the integrity of a criminal trial“.
And it isn’t even Friday……
Who knows what tomorrow may bring..? But I do rather fancy one of these golf carts…..