Archive for February, 2009

Year 3, week 21: Crackington Haven

Oh, the important things we all get up to whilst sitting around in chambers waiting for our briefs to arrive. Yesterday afternoon and a bunch of us were all waiting in the clerks room gossiping. “What are you up to this weekend?” I asked TheVamp.“Oh, I’m going to Crackington Haven, near Bude,” she said.“I don’t […]

February 20, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 6 Comments
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Year 3, week 21: silk purses and sows’ ears

There was much chat around chambers today after the list of appointments to Queen’s Counsel was announced. Apparently this is the second year in a row that UpTights has applied for silk and sadly for her the second time that she has been rejected. OldSmoothie immediately got the knife in with the following email which […]

February 19, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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Year 3, week 21: bankstigation

So today the Bankstigation has begun as SlipperySlope issued proceedings on behalf of bank shareholders against various bankers they wished to hold to account and as well as taking out a big writ against the Financial Services Authority just for good measure. All great publicity for SlipperySlope but it’s also set off a stream of […]

February 17, 2009 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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Year 3, week 20: pots and kettles

OldSmoothie came up to me at chambers tea yesterday looking even more smug and arrogant than usual. “BabyB. I hear you’re drafting proceedings against the City fat cats. Do you think perhaps you need a QC’s name adding to give a little weight to the allegations.” “Weight being the operative word,” quipped UpTights. Then BusyBody […]

February 10, 2009 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 3, week 19: fat cat litigation

SlipperySlope came to visit me in chambers today. “I’ve got a great idea to get our practice a bit of publicity,” he said.“Oh, yes, what’s that?” I asked.“We’re going to sue the fat cats who caused this whole credit crunch. Sue the lot of them. I’ve already got a shareholder from most of the big […]

February 5, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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