Archive for March, 2008

Year 2, week 26: OldSmoothie on board

A couple of weeks ago I overheard UpTights saying that her insurers might want to settle the claims I am running in the wireless claim on behalf of the Mad Old People or Moldies. In the meantime I’ve suggested to my solicitor, ClichéClanger, that we bring OldSmoothie into the case so that he can conduct […]

March 27, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 2, week 26: stroke of luck

Spent all day today going through SlipperySlope’s case from yesterday’s conference. Just as I was sitting trying to work out how to write an advice saying that this would be an outrageous undersettlement, I got a call from SlipperySlope himself. “Hold your horses for the moment, BabyB. I think we may have just got ourselves […]

March 26, 2008 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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Year 2, week 26: SlipperySlope

Had a conference with a new solicitor today who I’ll call SlipperySlope. He’s got all the airs and graces of a country squire but a suit with stripes that would have done Arthur Daley proud. Maybe a legal version of Boycie from Only Fools and Horses might be a way of imagining him. Anyway, he […]

March 25, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 2, week 25: Maundy Thursday

I arrived at court today and waited for two hours with my client only to be told by the usher that the judge did not have time to hear us due to [ahem] “an emergency application”. We therefore went into court and had a chat with the judge as to when the case might next […]

March 20, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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Year 2, week 25: taxing taxis

The judge for my case today, was to say the least, not at all happy with having to be at court today, “particularly given the good weather” according to the usher. His kids are all on holiday apparently and his wife had had an outing all planned. Ouch. It didn’t bode well for a smooth […]

March 19, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 5 Comments
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Year 2, week 24: paranoia

What do you do when you overhear something which you shouldn’t from the other side? That’s the dilemma I have today after having heard UpTights gossiping about my case over lunch in hall. To be fair, she obviously didn’t realise that I was sitting on the table just behind her but despite this her voice […]

March 13, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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Year 2, week 24: wind of change

As I walked into the clerks room this morning, UpTights was looking slightly different but I couldn’t quite put my finger on why. Then, just as I was about to leave OldSmoothie strolled in and immediately came out with: “Ah, UpTights. I see you’ve had you’re quarterly refill of botulism. I’ve always enjoyed the irony […]

March 11, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 2, week 23: carry on nursing

Well, it was quite a day yesterday as I found myself instructed on behalf of a nurse who was the subject of disciplinary proceedings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council. When I arrived, I introduced myself at the door to be told, “Ah, you’re here for the naughty nurses tribunal” before being directed to the […]

March 5, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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