A Legal Life

The following columns were published by the Independent on Sunday's 'Talk of the Town' supplement between 2003 and 2004. The supplement's last issue was in early 2004. Alex's columns appeared variously in the guise of 'A Lawyer's Life' and 'Middle Temple.'

The column now continues in The Times, where it is published weekly.

The Times

How do you sue a witch for breach of contract?
23/03/2007
What on earth was the BBC thinking?
16/03/2007
It wasn't me, guv - I'm just the office cat
09/03/2007
Embracing texting will show that we lawyers are not fuddy-duddies
02/03/2007
A family affair
23/02/2007
The football club that keeps brushing with the law
16/02/2007
Plan to 'name and shame' solicitors is flawed
09/02/2007
Two Irish lawyers and a piece of cake
25/01/2007
Who cares what the Law Panel think? Here are the laws that really need changing
19/01/2007
Time for a new privacy law that leaves well alone
12/01/2007
Exclusively revealed: lawyers' resolutions for 2007
05/01/2007
From Cole to Caprice, celebrities kept lawyers busy in 2006
18/12/2006
What do you get a lawyer for Christmas?
13/12/2006
Does Kazakhstan deserve Borat? Not if its legal community is anything to go by
01/12/2006
'I know my rights, I work for a lawyer'
24/11/2006
TV in court is a great idea — but not in the way the Lord Chancellor intends
17/11/2006
A loophole I'd rather not use
10/11/2006
Ratty's brush with the law
03/11/2006
The Rime of the Idiot Media Lawyer
27/10/2006
Give it up
20/10/2006
Sun, sand, poker - if only life was always this simple
13/10/2006
And I thought judges were saints...
06/10/2006
Maintaining the illusion
29/09/2006
Every honest lawyer knows he is a liar
22/09/2006
'Short back and sides? How's your marriage, by the way?'
15/09/2006
Lawyers must come clean about how they account for time
08/09/2006
Ten simple rules to get ahead in the law
01/09/2006
Among the Legionnaires
25/08/2006
An early lesson in evidence
18/08/2006
Born liars
11/08/2006
'System failure? There has been no system failure!'
04/08/2006
No more country idyll
28/072006
What's in a title?
21/072006
Devil walks into a libel lawyer's office...
13/072006
Where PAs go to share their secrets
07/07/2006
No haddock, no justice
30/06/2006
My double life
23/06/2006
Chess, love and rivalry
16/06/2006
Lawyers get World Cup fever
09/06/2006
Oops, that reminds me - I must return that library book...
2 June 2006
The brave new world of divorce
26/05/2006
Master of the Labyrinth
19/05/2006
The attendance note
12/05/2006
Falling off the greasy pole
05/05/2006
Peter Fluck is angry
27/042006
A barrister's brain is larger than a solicitor's
14/042006
A lesson in ethics at the Grand National
07/04/2006
Smuggling drugs? Now that's taking 'added value' too far
31/03/2006
A celebrity's right to privacy
23/03/2006
Sharks in the courtroom, sharks at the table
16/03/2006

Independent on Sunday

Men beware women
29/02/2004
A Lawyer’s Life
01/02/2004
The perils of porn
11/01/2004
Why do you hate us so?
04/01/2004
The lure of seagulls
07/12/2003
In defence of onanism
23/11/2003
Men of letters
26/10/2003
Cometh the Fruitcake
19/10/2003
A matter of contract
?/09/2003
Respectfully Yours
31/08/2003
Beware the Fat Cat Lawyer
27/07/2003
The Lost Libel Paradise
06/072003
Insufferable superiority
27/04/ 2003
Me and my stiff upper lip
06/04/2003
In the Bear garden
?/03/2003
A Smash in the Mouth for the Law
9/03/2003