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 be listed.

As for myself, I have to admit that I was rather pleased since I avoided getting trashed for a whole day on what was always a very weak case for the insurance company I was representing and yet I still got paid my full fee. My opponent on the other hand was getting just a little bit agitated and when the judge asked when might be the next convenient day for counsel and the parties (in that order), my opponent immediately jumped in with: “Your Honour, might it not be possible simply to put the case off to tomorrow?”

The judge looked very surprised at the comment and then a hint of a smile followed.  “Young man,” he said. “The last judge to sit on the day after Maundy Thursday was Pontius Pilate. I do not intend to follow his lead here in London.”

March 20, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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  1. sarah - March 25, 2008

    as always – BabyB never fails to make me smile. FAB blog

  2. marcellous - November 13, 2008

    very old joke, originally attributed to Sergeant Davy and Lord Mansfield.