Famous Liverpool judge on drinking and driving charge

Monday 31 August 2009 at 9:55 pm | In News | Post Comment
His Honour Judge Bruce Macmillan, 63, was charged with driving a black Vauxhall Signum under the influence of alcohol on the M6 motorway, last Thursday.

He has sat on the Northern Circuit since October 1993, in 2007 he denied “Purple Aki” (Akinwale Arobieke) his appeal against an interim sexual offences prevention order stopping him from touching boys’ muscles.

Trainee barristers offered £60,000 a year, solicitors £18,000

Thursday 6 August 2009 at 10:59 pm | In News | 2 Comments
It was reported in The Times today (here) that 4 pupil barristers will be paid a starting salary of £60,000.
One set of chambers, in the ‘magic circle’, will pay pupils a salary equivalent to an MP to lure the best.

Meanwhile, as of 1 August 2009, the minimum salary for trainee solicitors working in Central London is £18,590 pa. For trainees working elsewhere in England and Wales, it is £16,650 pa.

Law Society details here

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