2014 has yielded a bumper crop of legal news stories – some serious, others light-hearted. How much attention have you been paying? Test your knowledge in this end of year FLN legal quiz.
a) Bertie is a police dog b) Bertie can detect blood sugar levels dropping – and his solicitor-advocate owner is diabetic c) Bertie's owner, who is a barrister, has a bad back and Bertie pulls along his files on a specially-made trolley d) The court, which is part of a new open justice project designed to demystify the law, is located in the commune where Bertie lives
a) 9 b) 16 c) 69 d) 80
a) Inner Temple b) Middle Temple c) Gray's Inn d) Lincoln's Inn
a) A magistrate b) A judge c) A City lawyer d) A barrister
a) Linklaters + Mayer Brown b) Latham & Watkins + Slaughter and May c) Bird & Bird + Norton Rose Fulbright d) Clifford Chance + DLA Piper
a) That Coca-Cola had stolen her recipe b) That aliens had abducted her c) That the Disney movie ‘Frozen’ was based on her life story d) That she had breached her own restrictive covenant: so she was in effect suing herself
a) 2 Hare Court b) Brick Court Chambers c) Fountain Court Chambers d) Hardwicke
a) A parrot b) A pistol c) A grenade d) A treasure chest
a) An invigilator spotted notes made on his arm b) He was caught on CCTV stuffing notes down his trousers before entering the exam c) He sent someone in his place to sit the exam who subsequently boasted about it on Twitter d) He was caught phoning a friend during a toilet break
a) 500th b) 700th c) 800th d) 900th
a) A solar powered laptop b) An inflatable suitcase c) A zippable tie d) A sat-nav built into sunglasses
a) Veripoor Lawyers b) Partridge Allen c) Wright Hassall d) Godloves Solicitors
a) $1 b) $30 billion c) $100 trillion d) $2 undecillion
a) British Gas b) easyJet c) Wonga d) Royal Bank of Scotland
a) Tobacco b) Books c) Posters d) Shorts
a) Unveiling a hastily painted banner in their land law lecture b) Asking her after his final submission during a mooting competition c) A delivery of red roses to her during a contract law seminar d) Issuing her with a ‘Writ of Summons’
1 (b), 2 (d), 3 (a), 4 (d), 5 (b), 6 (c), 7 (a), 8 (c), 9 (b), 10 (c), 11 (c), 12 (a), 13 (d), 14 (c), 15 (b), 16 (d)
14 to 16 correct answers = QC of the future 10 to 13 = Commercially aware 6 to 9 = Must spend more time on Twitter 1 to 5 = Where have you been all year?
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