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By popular demand – the return of our very successful Banking course – 2 years CPD A Personal Christmas Statement to clients from Dr Erasmus Strangelove I was pleased to see, while casually reviewing CCTV footage of our associates workfloor on Christmas Day, that good legal work was being done.  It was pleasing to note […]

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STATEMENT FROM THE DESK OF DR ERASMUS STRANGELOVE, CEO AND SENIOR PARTNER It is with deep regret, see above, that I announce the death of Matt Muttley.  I have known Matt for many years  Together, we built profits, capital reserves and tax efficient schemes only dreamed of in some law firms.  Matt Muttley, inspired by […]

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Guten Abend meine Damen und  Herren.. und… even…  Juristen… . aber die Zeit  ist Geld … so I will keep this brief. It is with regret that I cannot join the distinguished panel of pundits, mavens, prognosticators und blawgers at ze #UKLAWBLOGS Convention at The Law Society on 19th May 2011.  I am Dr Erasmus […]

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EYES ONLY To: The Partners From: Dr Erasmus Strangelove, Partner, Director of Psyops, Strategy and Education RE: MONTHLY PSYOPS REPORT *** 1. “Many reasons for solicitors to start using social media” There are many reasons why we would encourage other solicitors to use social media.  I select but two: (a) Tie up of competitor human […]

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Dr Erasmus Strangelove, Partner and Director of Education, Strategy and Psyops at Muttley Dastardly LLP is interviewed by Just Go Direct’s Legal Brick Road…. do not fear… it was chargeable…. “Law is a business like any other these days. We have the knowledge. You have the money. You give us the money. We give you […]

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Can you imagine a situation where there are so many lawyers qualifying  each year through the law schools that we have an endless supply of ‘enthusiastic and able’ young freelance lawyers clamouring not to get into the profession – there is is no room at the Inn or in the big City firms – but […]

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Muttley Dastardly LLP interview once each year for eight trainees.  One will make the cut. Retention rates published in the legal press are of no concern to the firm’s enigmatic Director of Education, Training, Strategy and Psyops – Dr Erasmus Strangelove LLB, JD, BCL, MBA,  Ph.D, Barrister Dr Strangelove took his seat in The Partner’s […]

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MEMORANDUM To: The Partners From: Dr Erasmus Strangelove MA(Oxon), BCL, Ph.D FRSA, Barrister Director of Education and Strategy POSITION PAPER ON HUMAN RIGHTS 1.  Gentlemen – I have been asked to set out by way of review, as far as this is possible given the vacillation and lack of principles in political circles, the position […]

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MEMORANDUM EYES ONLY PARTNERS 1. Wind Energy: It is unfortunate that none of our all male partnership is married to Nick Clegg or, indeed, any member of the Coalition largely all male Cabinet.  I can report that Miriam González Durántez, wife of the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has been appointed to join a leading […]

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MEMORANDUM EYES ONLY PARTNERS To: Partners From: Dr Strangelove, Director of Education RE: DIVERSITY – OUR POSITION 1.  I have been asked to provide a position paper on Diversity, the need for it and, in particular, the public PR stance to be taken by Muttley Dastardly LLP.  There is also the matter of the present […]

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Pic from a Buzzfeed article – amused me. HT @ChristianUncut One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know. Groucho Marx  Communication has been occupying my mind for a few days.  This morning on BBC Breakfast they were taxing their minds with ‘spelling’ and one of […]

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As our Prime Minister panders to the shield munching beserkers on the Tory back benches … my Word du Jour has to be Borborygmus: The rumbling sound of gas passing through the intestine, Tory Backbench dissent on Europe. (Berserkers (or berserks) were Norse warriors who are reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, a characteristic which […]

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Lawcast 203:  Kristen Heimark – From serving on the USS Lexington to practising as a London lawyer Today I am talking to Kristen Heimark, a practising lawyer in London  who started her working life serving with the United States Navy on the USS Lexington.  It is a fascinating story. Kristen talks about her career in […]

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If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up. Hunter S. Thompson There are lawyers I know who would happily subscribe to this view in the current state of the legal services ‘market’;   cunningly being farked up by our political masters,  egged […]

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FROM THE OFFICE OF DR STRANGELOVE, SENIOR PARTNER, MUTTLEY DASTARDLY LLP To: All staff 21st May 2012 RE: SRA scrapping of trainee minimum wage and Government  ‘No fault Sackings’ proposals 1. The Partners met for a private lunch at Alan Ducasse’s rather fine restaurant at The Dorchester today to consider the implications of the scrapping […]

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I don’t usually do interviews or put myself forward in my real name or under my pseudonym.  Tim Kevan, author of Babybarista, is a good friend.  He asked me a number of questions in his new ‘Person of The Week series’.  I answered them. A bit dark…. Here it is.. after a few days on […]

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PRESS RELEASE In just seven days Dr Erasmus Strangelove, senior partner of Muttley Dastardly LLP, will reveal Lawyerborg 2.0 – 20% paralegal 80% machine with no inbuilt soul issues. Dr Erasmus Strangelove said today in Dubai: “We believe that our new creation will transform the way legal services are delivered in the United Kingdom.  We […]

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The Partners of Muttley Dastardly LLP meet in closed session each Friday at 10.00 am.  Following the unfortunate departure from the firm of managing partner Matt Muttley in the summer of 2011, Dr Erasmus Strangelove has taken over the leadership of the firm as CEO and Senior Partner. A transcript of Dr Strangelove’s speech follows…. […]

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A Command Performance…. Court News reports: “A barrister who called opposing lawyers ‘slimebags’ in a series of insulting tweets from court was today (Thurs) thrown out of the profession.  David Harris was wrongly acting for an internet piracy company he owned. He bragged that ‘whoring and drinking’ would begin after he finished the trial and […]

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Life can get in the way of amusement and blogging on occasion – but, fortunately, I now have time to have a look about and see what is happening in the legal world. I am not a fan of mavenry, “Top this and that lists” and awards on social media – A ‘painting’ I did […]

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