Archive for May, 2009

Author Boris Starling (Messiah, Storm etc) reviews BabyBarista book

Nice review of BabyBarista and the Art of War from Boris Starling, author of Messiah, Storm, Vodka, Messiah: "If you thought This Life, North Square or Sydney Carton gave barristers a bad name, you ain't seen nothing yet. Baby Barista is a worm's-eye view of the profession, and the angle is far from flattering. It […]

May 21, 2009 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 3, week 33: punishment of Sisyphus

“With all this talk about the credit crunch and calling in the debts, I think it’s about time we barristers stood up for ourselves. You know, I’m owed a hundred and fifty grand by one solicitors’ firm alone and it’s been outstanding for over a year.” It was HeadofChambers at chambers tea yesterday.“Yes, call in […]

May 19, 2009 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 3, week 32: flu party

Much chat over lunch in Hall yesterday after BusyBody happened to mention she’d been invited to a ‘swine flu party’ this weekend through a friend of a friend who knows somebody who apparently has the virus. After the predictable pig-related back-chat from OldSmoothie, she replied: “But it might actually be a good idea to get […]

May 15, 2009 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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Jeremy Vine reviews BabyBarista book

Nice review of BabyBarista and the Art of War from broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine: "With every turn of the page, my eyebrows moved slightly further up my forehead. There was me, assuming the junior bar was crammed with the serious and the high-minded, where the only trace of ambition is the politest nudge … […]

May 14, 2009 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 3, week 31: winner takes it all

According to one of the current crop of pupils, the strangest question she was asked at interview at one chambers last year was: “What’s your favourite Abba song?”Apparently she replied: “‘Take A Chance On Me’, followed closely by ‘Money, Money, Money’”.When they later offered her a pupillage she sent a note of reply stating: “Thank […]

May 1, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 9 Comments
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