Archive for May, 2008

Year 2, week 35: BlindDrunk

It’s often been the case in the last year or two that I’ve thought the law was crazy when it came to personal injury, but today capped the lot.  Simple case.  My client got drunk on ten pints of lager on a Saturday night and tripped over a hole in the road.  Not a big […]

May 28, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 8 Comments
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Year 2, week 35: Buskered

TheBusker was back on form today at chambers tea as TheCreep failed miserably to try and put him down. Physically the two of them couldn’t be more different.  TheCreep is short and stocky and his brown hair is always neatly combed to the side.  Though his suits are always immaculately pressed, they always appear to […]

May 27, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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Year 2, week 34: TheParrot

Have you ever come across someone who when you say something simply repeats what you’ve just said? That was how my opponent was today when cross-examining the witnesses and the only name for him is TheParrot. “Where were you heading just before the accident?”“Out to the shops in Bootle.” “Out to the shops in Bootle. […]

May 22, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 2, week 33: underbellies

“What is it that you’ve got against women, OldSmoothie?” It was BusyBody at Chambers Tea, back from maternity leave and on the war path.“What on earth do you mean?  I love all women.  Every one of them.  Well, except perhaps the fat ones.”“You see, that’s my point. Every time you open your mouth you reveal […]

May 15, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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Year 2, week 33: old dog new tricks

There’s a solicitors firm in North London which is holding a party this evening for which the invitation states, “Please bring a party trick.” Which of course was the hot topic of conversation and indeed speculation at Chambers Tea. As is often the case, the best line of the day belonged to OldSmoothie and came […]

May 14, 2008 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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Year 2, week 33: the all-rounder

Overheard a very revealing conversation at lunch today between OldSmoothie and another barrister who was obviously his opponent on a case he was doing. “You’re in TheVamp’s chambers, aren’t you?” the opponent asked.“That’s right,” chuckled OldSmoothie.  “Everyone knows TheVamp.”“You’re not wrong there, and legend has it that there are even a few who don’t know […]

May 13, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 2, week 31: holidays

So last week I had my first holiday since the start of my pupillage. I sometimes think that this whole self-employed freedom thing for barristers is a bit of a con really, certainly for the first few years at any rate. All that freedom you’re supposed to have and yet the truth is that if […]

May 6, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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