Category Archives: Blawgs

Vote for Absolvitor – best foreign law blog!

Very exciting news to report – this very blog has been shortlisted for inclusion in the Top 25 International & Foreign Law Blogs of 2011, featured on the LexisNexis International & Foreign Law Community. To vote for this blog, please … Continue reading

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Lawyers “should take pains to acquire the other Sciences and accomplishments becoming the Character of Gentlemen”

From the Legal Skills Prof Blog (part of the Law Professor Blog Network), I note the following historical excerpt: “In his recently published biography of Adam Smith, Nicholas Phillipson describes a period of tumult in Edinburgh following the Jacobite rebellion … Continue reading

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Three lawyers’ tongues

It being All Hallow’s Eve, I was reminded by this post on Lallands Peat Worrier‘s blog about a line in Robert Burns’ Tam o’ Shanter of some relevance to the legal profession.  Tam is peering into the haunted Alloway Kirk … Continue reading

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Fear not! The Absolvitor is here …

Exciting news!  As part of a general revamp of their super website, Absolvitor has a new home on – although they do insist on calling me “The Absolvitor” … not sure why. It does make me sound kind of … Continue reading

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Please do not Google bomb this …

I note, merely in passing, that if one types the search terms ‘paul mcbride qc’ into Google, the fourth website returned is my article “Paul McBride QC – Absurd Election Broadcast”. Continue reading

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Tweets and Utterants

Could the excellent cartoons of The Utterant be about to make an appearance in The Firm Magazine? Continue reading

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For your consideration …

Vote for Absolvitor in the UK Blawg Awards 2010. Continue reading

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Too many twits…

Okay, so now I’m on twitter, what should I do now? All suggestions welcomed. Continue reading

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Vote for me!

I’m sure it’s very bad form and all, but I couldn’t help noticing that the UK Blawg Awards 2010 nomination process was underway. I voted for Jonathan Mitchell QC as Best Legal Commentary, but if you felt like nominating Absolvitor for “Blawg of the Year” or something, then that’d be nice. Continue reading

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I write like Harry Harrison

It turns out that I write like Harry Harrison. Continue reading

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