Archive for October, 2010

Squeezed middle

On only two hundred grand a year, OldSmoothie is feeling squeezed in more ways than one.

October 27, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 25th October 2010

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including Lawyers Uncovered. He also does the cartoons for BabyBarista and has had two more excellent books published recently: 101 Ways to Leave the Law and 101 Uses for a Useless Banker. He offers almost all […]

October 25, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Legal Week reviews the Law Blogs

Nice article by Alex Aldridge in Legal Week in which he reviews the UK’s law blogs. You can read the full text here. He says the following about the BabyBarista Blog: “Individual blogs like BabyBarista, Charon QC, Head of Legal and Geeklawyer led the way… BabyBarista – Fictional insider account of life at the Bar, […]

October 21, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Compensation culture

I bumped into my solicitor SlipperySlope in the clerks room today. ‘What do you think of all this talk about ending the compensation culture?’ I asked. ‘You know, the more they talk about it and moan on about all the outrageously large awards which have been made, the more people we get coming through the […]

October 19, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 18th October 2010

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including Lawyers Uncovered. He also does the cartoons for BabyBarista and has had two more excellent books published recently: 101 Ways to Leave the Law and 101 Uses for a Useless Banker. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at […]

October 18, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Alex Aldridge starts writing for The Guardian’s Law Section

Great to see that Alex Aldridge, the contributing editor of Legal Week, has also started writing for The Guardian’s Law Section. You can read his excellent first article on financial regulation here. Alex is one of the stars of his generation of legal journalists and it’s another coup for The Guardian to get such a great writer on […]

October 15, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Interview on DefrostingColdCases.com

I’ve answered a few questions for the website DefrostingColdCases.com. You can read it here.

October 13, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Review of ‘Law and Disorder’ by Charles Courtley

Nice review of Law and Disorder by Charles Courtley, the pen-name for the author of the excellent Wig Begone. You can read the article here or below. LAUGHING AT THE LAW I’m delighted to state that my book now appears on the Lovereading website and so I  join a pantheon of other legal humorists – […]

October 12, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Rehabilitation of offenders

Bit of chat in chambers today about Ken Clarke’s plans to reduce prison numbers. ‘I’d say it costs more to keep a prisoner for a year than it does to train a pupil barrister,’ said BusyBody. ‘Yes, and all they learn is how to lie, thieve and generally live off the backs of honest, upstanding […]

October 12, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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‘Law and Disorder’ book-signing at Hammicks Legal Bookshop on 25 October

I will be doing a book signing for my book Law and Disorder from 6-8.30pm on 25 October at Hammicks Legal Bookshop at 191-192 Fleet Street (corner of Chancery Lane and Fleet Street). It is open to anyone although so that they can get a good idea of numbers, please RSVP if you or your friends […]

October 11, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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