Pink Tape – Best Legal Commentary Award

Hurrah! The recognition I have always craved. Almost as good as a reported case. Well, almost.blawg award winner - best legal commentary

Pink Tape is the proud recipient of a Blawggie Award in the category Best Legal Commentary. Thanks to Law Actually for running the thing.

Some would challenge the categorisation of my commentary as ‘legal’ (in both senses of the word), and to that man I say ‘Pshaw! be gone with you!’ for the People have spoken.

Public Consultation

Feverish preparation for revamped Pink Tape is underway. If I’m honest, ‘feverish’ may be overstating the pace somewhat, but ‘sluggish’ just doesn’t convey quite the sense of urgency I was hoping for. However, I can say that the previously slothful pace of the revamp is finally picking up and dear readers now is your chance to tell me what the blog doesn’t do but should, and what it does but could do better. Suggestions, observations and requests about content, layout or tech and design features that would help make Pink Tape more useful and user friendly will be gratefully received.


I am also planning to be taking sponsorship / advertising and am presently refining my own thoughts on what the Pink Tape Ad policy should look like – your thoughts on that are also welcome.


I don’t imagine for one minute I’ll have an inbox full of ‘feverishly’ typed emails clamouring to tell me that I should add this widget or remove that tab, but in keeping with the primary objective of all good public consultations, at least when you decide you don’t like the new decor at Pink Tape mark 2 you can’t say you weren’t asked for your input. 😉

Weebles Wobble But They Don’t Fall Down

I’m used to being kicked discreetly by my solicitor when I say something stupid in court (joke) but I have other distractions at the moment, such as a lack of anywhere to expand my lungs, a foot lodged under my ribs and the constant need that clients and opponents currently have to double check ‘you’re not about to have it now are you?’. Not to mention the urgent need to go to the loo five minutes into every hearing. But hey, I take it all in my (penguin) stride.


The lovely security guard at Bristol has told me I’m ‘blooming, no really blooming’ (transl: wow you are MASSIVE) fifty times if she’s told me once, my client last week compared me to a skittle, and in certain courts I can’t fit behind the bench without almost toppling backwards into plebs row.


It won’t be long now. Of course I will keep blogging (in fact I was strangely prolific last time I was on maternity leave), but this is just to say: if you notice a gap in posting don’t go away for ever. I will be back and I expect you lot to be too.


But for now at least, I am still rolling (quite literally) from one hearing to the next, reassuring all my clients that they are getting two heads for the price of one, and a funny walk to cheer them up.