Archive for January, 2010

Year 4, week 17: Fat cats getting fatter

Much chatter at chambers tea today about the Jackson review on costs. “I have to say that 2010 is shaping up rather well,” said OldSmoothie. “Solicitors not being forced to pay referral fees will mean that they’ll have more money to spend on us.” “Then there’s all this contingency stuff and nonsense,” said HeadofChambers. “I […]

January 21, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 4, week 15: needle in a haystack

There’s a cartoon in which the a very worried and tired looking lawyer is in a room surrounded by law books from floor to ceiling and he says “You know, the worst of it is that I know the answer’s in here somewhere.” It’s just how I feel as I set about trying to find […]

January 15, 2010 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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Year 4, week 15: ewe-turns

“Sir, this case involves a car crash which arises out of a car making u-turn in the middle of the road.” It was TheBusker and I was supporting him in quite a valuable case down in the West Country. He went on, “Which reminds me of the story in which a driving instructer said to […]

January 5, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Year 4, week 14: twenty tenors or tenners?

“So what are they going to call this next decade?” said OldSmoothie at chambers tea just before Christmas.“Well, we’ve had the noughties so maybe now it’s the tenties?” said BusyBody.“Yes, quite. The age of austerity and repossessions which will leave us all living in tents if we’re not careful,” said HeadofChambers.“Or at least struggling to […]

January 1, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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