Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

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An academic point

‘Penny for your thoughts?’ It was one of the pupils addressing OldSmoothie in the clerks’ room this morning.

‘You’d need a lot of pennies to be able to afford the benefit of my thoughts,’ he replied.

‘I would have said it was one penny too much myself,’ said UpTights.

‘Anyway, how can I help?’ said OldSmoothie.

‘I’m getting stuck on an advice on an area of law which has been covered by so many academic articles that I don’t know which ones to include.’

‘Young man, we are paid a premium in this job to give advice. Plain and simple. Not to quote dissenting judgments or the rambling thoughts of some Oxford don. Tell your client what the law is and what should be done. The rest, literally, is academic.’

‘I once had a pupilmaster whose advice always amounted to which way he felt in his stomach the court of appeal would go on a particular issue,’ said OldRuin.

‘Made him a lot of money, that stomach.’

‘Shame OldSmoothie can’t bill according to the size of his stomach,’ said BusyBody. ‘He’d be a very rich man indeed by now.’

BabyBarista is a fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar, written by barrister and writer Tim Kevan. For more information and to read posts from the last few years visit babybarista.com. Cartoons by Alex Williams, author of 101 Ways to Leave the Law.

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

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Weekend video: Career Advice on becoming a Judge by Lord David Neuberger (Full Version)

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Book recommendation: The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches: 1985-1999 by Tom (later Lord) Lord Bingham

This classic account of how the judiciary cannot act neutrally, but must act politically, now in its fifth edition. John Griffith’s controversial book has been fully revised and updated to consider the latest developments in relations between politicians and the judiciary: Michael Howard’s conflict with the judges, miscarriages of justice, the Criminal Justice Act, the increased use of Judicial Review, the effects of anti-trade union legislation of the 1980s, and so on.

Available from Amazon.

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Big wigs, law suits and custard

“My client today was quite a bigwig in the music industry by all accounts,” said BusyBody at chambers tea.

“I love the idea of bigwigs,” said TheBusker. “I’ve always imagined these very important people walking around with huge over-sized barrister wigs on their heads which reach down as far as their ankles. Just kind of shuffling along and doing important things.”

“When I hear on the TV that someone’s fighting a lawsuit, it always makes me think of them going a few rounds in a boxing ring with a ghostly type of empty suit. Just punching into thin air,” said BusyBody.

“Which doesn’t sound too far from the truth,” said TheCreep.

“As a personal injury lawyer, when someone mentions that something will cost an arm and a leg, I can’t help working out exactly how much that it is,” said Teflon.

“I’ve always thought the idea of legal practice to be particularly apposite, said OldSmoothie before adding, though I’ve never quite worked out when the practice is supposed to end and the real work meant to start.”

“It’s the word custody which does it for me,” said TheVamp. “Whenever I hear someone getting so many years I can’t help visualising them being sentenced to spending it standing up in a big bowl of custard.”

“Your Honour, I would ask that the court be lenient,” mimicked TheBusker, “and grant that the ice-cold custard be warmed a little and that perhaps it reach only as far as the knees.”

“And of course, the sole item on the menu in the land of custardy would be large servings of humble pie,” said OldRuin.

‘Naturally,’ said TheBusker.

BabyBarista is a fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar, written by barrister and writer Tim Kevan. For more information and to read posts from the last few years visit babybarista.com. Cartoons by Alex Williams, author of 101 Ways to Leave the Law.

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

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Weekend video: Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done…

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