Archive for July, 2010

Don’t forget jury trials in the great repeal act

I’ve just written the second in my series of monthly articles for The Guardian Law (under my real name) urging the government to repeal the provision that allows for judge-only trials. You can read the article here and follow the series here.

July 26, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

Once again I’m delighted to offer another cartoon by Alex Williams who not only draws the cartoons on this blog but also the Queen’s Counsel cartoons both for The Times and in numerous books including Lawyers Uncovered. He has also had two more excellent books published recently: 101 Ways to Leave the Law and 101 Uses for a Useless Banker. He […]

July 26, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Inspiring post of the day: introducing Rob the Rubbish!

There’s a lovely letter from my (ie Tim Kevan’s) Dad Robin Kevan in The Independent today about picking up litter. He is famously known as Rob the Rubbish for his efforts which include not only cleaning up his local area but also mountains such as Snowdon, Scafell and Ben Nevis and as far afield as […]

July 21, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

Once again I’m delighted to offer another cartoon by Alex Williams who not only draws the cartoons on this blog but also the Queen’s Counsel cartoons both for The Times and in numerous books including Lawyers Uncovered. He has also had two more excellent books published recently: 101 Ways to Leave the Law and 101 Uses for a Useless Banker. He […]

July 19, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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The age of prosperity

HeadClerk made an announcement at chambers tea today. “With all this talk of cuts and a double dip recession, what we must not forget is that wherever there is hardship, there is opportunity.” “What? Insolvency, repossessions, divorce…?” asked TheCreep. “Yes, we certainly need to be advertising in those traditional areas. But the biggest opportunity facing […]

July 13, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

Once again I’m delighted to offer another cartoon by Alex Williams who not only draws the cartoons on this blog but also the Queen’s Counsel cartoons both for The Times and in numerous books including Lawyers Uncovered. He has also had two more excellent books published recently: 101 Ways to Leave the Law and 101 Uses for a Useless Banker. He […]

July 12, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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UpTights’ suppositories

UpTights and OldSmoothie were negotiating a case today whilst they were in the clerks’ room and half of chambers seemed to be there to hear it. At one point UpTights said: “Well, I suppose…” OldSmoothie immediately rolled his eyes and interrupted with: “Oh don’t give me another one of your long rambling ‘supposes’ UpTights.” Then […]

July 7, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Law and Disorder: coming soon…

Advance copies of Law and Disorder: Confessions of Pupil Barrister have just arrived. This is the mass market edition of BabyBarista and the Art of War which was described by broadcaster Jeremy Vine as “a wonderful, racing read – well-drawn, smartly plotted and laugh out loud” and by The Times as “a cross between The […]

July 6, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Shining wits

OldSmoothie had another conference with BigMouth, the backbench Tory MP today and I was once again drafted in to take the minutes. Except that this time the conference took place on the terrace of the House of Commons with a jug of Pimms for company and within half an hour the two of them were […]

July 6, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Greed is good

Chambers tea was fizzing today following an announcement by HeadofChambers in which he proposed that chambers should follow the Bar Council chairman’s shiny new model for running chambers. “It’ll mean that we can steal on in there and get block contracts from insurers and accident managers,” said HeadClerk, who clearly had a lot more idea […]

July 5, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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