Snow days

‘I hate snow,’ said ClicheClanger today on another visit to chambers.

‘Me, too,’ said BusyBody. ‘All those disappointed children and their undelivered Christmas presents.’

‘It’s got nothing to do with that,’ he replied. ‘It’s just bad for business.’

‘I thought you said bad weather causes more accidents and is therefore a good thing?’ said TheCreep.

‘I said rain was a good thing. Bad visibility causes all sorts of accidents.’

‘But surely snow does too?’ said TheCreep.

‘The problem with snow is that people stop going out altogether and those that do crash tend to have no-one to blame but themselves. No blame, no claim. Simple as.’

‘Oh,’ said TheCreep.

‘Can’t be having that if we’re going to keep the claims industry alive and you barristers in champagne,’ said ClicheClanger. ‘Instead we have to look to slipping accidents on private property and other places which people have made a botched job of clearing.’

‘I’ve always thought it absurd,’ said TheBusker, ‘that the law treats those who at least make an effort to clear up the pavement worse than those who simply turn away and do nothing at all.’

‘But never forget,’ said ClicheClanger, ‘that if the law inevitably led to sensible results there’d be a lot less work out there for lawyers.’

Once again he managed to silence the room with the depths of his cynicism.

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.

December 21, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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