Archive for June, 2010

Tempus fugit

We had a chambers meeting today and the funniest thing happened – there was a watch off. It happened like a kind of ostentatious Mexican wave which started with TheCreep producing his brand-spanking new Tag Heuer watch and planting it down on the conference table in front of him so that, as he mumbled in […]

June 30, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Crack of Dawn

As his mid-life crisis blossoms into full bloom, OldSmoothie was trying to show off at chambers tea this afternoon. “I’ve decided to start mountain-climbing…” he said ‘Oh, here we go,’ said UpTights. ‘Yes, tomorrow I shall be rising at the crack of dawn to go up Snowdon.’ ‘Lord Snowdon, I presume,’ said BusyBody. ‘Who’s Dawn?’ added TheVamp.

June 28, 2010 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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Short skirts and long looks

HeadofChambers was in pensive mood today and in his most judicial tones, he commented on TheVamp’s dress in the following way as she came into tea: “Is it just me or are skirts getting shorter these days?” “Yes, and men’s looks are getting longer,” replied TheVamp. “Particularly a rather well known circuit judge I could mention,” […]

June 28, 2010 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

I’m really delighted and honoured that my favourite cartoonist and good friend Alex Williams has agreed to publish one of his cartoons on this blog each week. Whilst he is now a hotshot Hollywood animator he also qualified as a barrister in his youth and this led him to draw the Queen’s Counsel cartoons both for The Times […]

June 28, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Guest post: LibertyBelle speaks out

And one more thing… The last time I dined in hall I took with me the then NUS Women’s Officer (and leader of the Student Socialist Workers’ Party) to evidence to her that the Bar had truly overcome its ill-deserved reputation for misogyny and chauvinism. Unfortunately, we were sat next to a Master who had […]

June 27, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Response to Matt Muttley’s instructions

I asked OldSmoothie how he thought I should answer the instructions which came in last week from Matt Muttley over at the blog of my good friend Charon QC. “What? That double-dealing little reptile who struts around the high court as if he owns the place? I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could […]

June 27, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off To……Glastonbury (in 3 parts)

June 26, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Court closures and toe-rags

Much discussion at chambers tea today about the new coalition government’s consultation document on which courts they intend to close. “I’m glad to see Ilford’s on the list,” said OldSmoothie. “There’s never a good way of getting to that court and then even when you arrive, well…” Knowing looks were shared and then BusyBody added […]

June 23, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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I met up with Claire over the weekend and another junior member of her own chambers who I can only call MockingBird. You see she’s as brassy a Northerner as you’re ever likely to meet and calls all men ‘lads’ and ladies ‘birds’. She makes a point of only drinking pints of beer and is […]

June 21, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Guest post by Matt Muttley from Charon QC’s Blog

I’m delighted that today I have my first guest post which comes from my good friend, fellow blogger and all round good egg Charon QC. There’s not many things that he hasn’t seen in his time at the Bar (or indeed varieties of Rioja he hasn’t drunk for that matter) and I’m always grateful for his […]

June 20, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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