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 door. They couldn’t be doing us of more of a favour. Better than any advertising campaign I’ve ever run.’

‘Maybe you should set up a pressure group aimed at ending the compensation culture?’ joked TheBusker.

‘That’s really not a bad idea,’ replied SlipperySlope who took it completely seriously. ‘Not that we need any help at the moment. I mean, with cuts and job losses on the horizon we’re getting more and more people looking to make cash from claims than ever before.’

‘I’ve always thought compensation culture a particularly unfortunate term myself,’ said OldSmoothie. ‘Makes it sound like some horrible bacteria.’

‘What, you mean it makes you associate it with the very bottom of the evolutionary tree of life?’ said TheBusker.

‘Exactly,’ said OldSmoothie.

‘Sounds about right to me,’ said UpTights.

BabyBarista is a fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar, written by barrister and writer Tim Kevan. For more information and to read posts from the last few years visit Cartoons by Alex Williams, author of 101 Ways to Leave the Law.

October 19, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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