Archive for October, 2008

Year 3, week 5: BundleCard

OldSmoothie was trying to show off at chambers tea this afternoon. “Yes, I’ve taken up jujitsu,” he told the whole room.“What’s that?” said BusyBody, stepping up to the mark once again.“Martial art, my dear. Physical exertion mixed with grace and skill.”“Are you sure it’s not origami?” She asked. “Making paper aeroplanes sounds about as much […]

October 30, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 3, week 4: big happy family

HeadofChambers made an announcement in chambers tea this afternoon: “It is with deep regret that I must announce that…” At this point, the words and his sombre face led us all to think that he was about to announce the tragic death of someone close. He continued: “chambers had three quarters of a million pounds […]

October 20, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 3, week 2: time to pray

I bumped into OldFatherTime this morning and was telling him about one of my cases. “All you can do is pray, BabyB.” He looked at me with a thoughtful expression before continuing: “Although if you do, be picky about who you ask. I mean, St Christopher will already be overworked with all those travellers and […]

October 10, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 3, week 2: selling off Scotland

“If you ask me, the only way we’re going to solve this whole credit crunch thing is to sell off Scotland.”  It was OldSmoothie at chambers tea yesterday afternoon and he was holding court.  “Oh, and all of its politicians as well, particularly the ones lording it over us down here.  Yes, just stick it […]

October 8, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 7 Comments
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Year 3, week 2: SilverSurfers

I popped into my old room today to say hello to OldRuin and as is often the case he was dictating what I thought was an advice for his typist.  That is until he told me exactly what he was doing: “I’ve decided to enter the modern era BabyB and get onto the interweb. I’ve […]

October 6, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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Year 3, week 1: liar, lawyer

Attended my first pupillage interview last night as the newest member of the pupillage committee. What struck me most was the enormous irony in the fact that for a profession that prides itself on honesty and integrity its entrance interview judges people on how well they lie. I mean, the rubbish that was being lapped […]

October 3, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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Year 3, week 1: lemon next to the pie

BrainWasher is doing a sterling job on the judge at the moment. Apparently he’s got his early morning newspaper seller wearing a t-shirt with the slogan “Mad for wireless” and a picture of an old-fashioned radio. Then there’s a billboard just outside Temple tube with a picture of a mad-looking elderly person saying, “Don’t forget […]

October 1, 2008 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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