Year 2, week 5: BackHanders

‘As mad as fromage,’ was how ClichéClanger described BigMouth’s pensioner constituents who claim to be affected by wireless.  BigMouth wants ClichéClanger to represent them in an action against one particular telecoms company.  ClichéClanger is, to say the least, not keen.  However, it seems he’s got a backhanded deal whereby BigMouth has promised to recommend him to all his constituents who come to him needing legal advice in return for ClichéClanger not only paying him £200 a case but also guaranteeing to take every case which is referred, even the bad ones.  I doubt that BigMouth puts that in his declaration of outside interests as he can hardly be said to be giving them independent advice when he’s taking a juicy little brown envelope of a backhander each time.

Anyway, the paperwork arrived today which consisted of long ranting letters from each of the old people but little else.  No medical evidence, no real details of the legal case they are trying to make.  So, it’s definitely time to get them all into chambers for a conference in the next few days.  I’m going to make sure I book it at the same time as chambers tea so that some of the more sensitive barristers might stumble upon them on their way there.

November 1, 2007 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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  1. Sarah - November 5, 2007

    Chambers tea? I thought you were the barista – coffees all round!