THIS BLOG’S KEY ROLE IN HACKGATE

Yesterday I was surprised to receive a call from Allen & Overy PR supremo Campbell McIlroy, politely but firmly asking me to slightly alter the blog I did that morning on his firm’s involvement in the hackgate saga (which I did).

My first thought upon taking the call: oh no, I’m gonna be sued – and to justify the picture below, I then contemplated life in an 18th century debtors’ prison.

Having composed myself, I went on to marvel at how people must be actually reading what I wrote on my battered old laptop and then self-published!

In other news, interested to see in The Lawyer that Freshfields is launching an internal investigation into one of its business support functions.

Frank Maher, a partner at Legal Risk, a leading law firm in the specialist field of professional regulation, recently told me some crazy stuff about corruption in City law firms.

According to Frank, alongside former Hogan Lovells partner Chris Grierson there are another three City lawyers currently being investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – with one of the cases involving “one of the biggest law firms in the country, millions of pounds and a truly unbelievable set of facts”.

The legal profession’s own version of hackgate/MPs expenses on its way?

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