Archive for April, 2008

Year 2, week 30: loaded dice

So I made my first bet on the stock of the wireless company collapsing yesterday.  Fifty thousand pounds of money I don’t have risked on the throw of the dice.  Well, actually the throw of the loaded dice since I now have exactly three months to drive the price down as far as possible.  So […]

April 25, 2008 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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Year 2, week 30: thick end of the wedge

“It’s terrible you know,” said OldSmoothie at lunch.“I don’t know what the world’s coming to,” replied HeadofChambers“It would never have happened twenty years ago,” OldSmoothie continued.“Even ten years ago. Extraordinary, really. Sometimes I just don’t recognize the world we now live in.”“To think that over half of our next door chambers’s tenants are now non-Oxbridge.”“Do […]

April 24, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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Year 2, week 28: take the lot

Boy oh boy am I glad I’m not a solicitor. Had to spend the whole day at SlipperySlope&Co today and I’d say they probably put twice as many hours in as us barristers. That’s not to say that we don’t work hard or anything. It’s just that solicitors don’t seem to get any faffing time. […]

April 9, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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Year 2, week 28: NurserySlope

Ouch. My plan to get the client to keep quiet about the fake email I had sent until the conference failed. Today I had a brief visit from SlipperySlop’s assistant who I can only call NurserySlope. If you think Slippery himself is bad then Nursery is all of that and more. She’s basically a mini-me […]

April 8, 2008 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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