Year 3, week 24: banksters

“Hey, BabyB.” It was Worrier and she had rung me on my mobile sounding in a particularly nervous state even for her. “I just wanted to give you a heads up before you found it out from anyone else.”
“Found out what?” I asked.
“Er, well, I don’t want you to take this the wrong way but I’m actually on the bankstigation cases.”
“That’s wonderful news,” I said. “What’s the problem?”
“Er, that I’m on the other side. I’ve just joined a new firm of solicitors and they’ve put me straight onto these cases.”
“Hmm, of course that wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that you used to be in this chambers, would it?” I said, teasing her a little.
“BabyB, that’s precisely what I’m worried about. I think they might be using me.”
You don’t say. “Look, please don’t worry on my behalf. As far as I’m concerned there’s nothing you could know about us that would compromise us in any way.
“Oh, thanks BabyB.  I really needed the reassurance.”
“Hey, don’t worry. As for being used, Worrier, remember you’re a lawyer. We use and get used. It’s what we do.”
“I guess,” she said.
“And Worrier,” I added, “everyone has the right to a fair trial. Financial terrorists, fraudsters, robbers and yes, even Banksters.”

Not that hiring Worrier is exactly going to give them the most aggressive defence in the world, bless her. Just one more example of their razor sharp judgment in action.

March 10, 2009 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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