Archive for February, 2011

Review of ‘Law and Disorder’ at the New Zealand Lawyer Magazine

Nice review of Law and Disorder in the New Zealand Lawyer Magazine by Kris Gledhill. You can read it here.

February 28, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 28th February 2011

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 £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

February 28, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Baroness Deech joins the blogsphere

Great to see that the Chair of the Bar Standards Board  Baroness Deech has joined the blogsphere as part of an extremelely eminent group of peers blogging at Lords of the Blog. You can read her articles here and I’d highly recommend taking a look. To read her profile and those of her co-authors, click here. For a few old BabyBarista posts mentioning the House of Lords see:

Peer to peer

Honourable and learned friend

Drawn swords and driving sheep

February 27, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: ‘Anatomy of a Murder’

February 26, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Interview with JustGoDirect.com

Just Go Direct have just published an interview I did for them which you can read here.

Just Go Direct takes an innovative approach to legal recruitment by enabling law firms to advertise positions which applicants may then apply for directly to that law firm. They are also a sponsor of this site.

February 26, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Interview with the Durham University newspaper

The Durham University newspaper Palatinate has just published an interview I did which is written by Vincent McAviney. You can read it here.

February 26, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: ‘Hell has Harbour Views’ by Richard Beasley

Hell Has Harbour Views is set in a corrupt Sydney law firm and follows the protagonist, Hugh Walker, a lawyer who always hoped he would be a defender of the poor and oppressed, until a Sydney law firm dangled an office with a harbour view in front of him. In no time he is turning a blind eye to suspect time sheets, representing powerful companies against powerless people, and not being entirely honest with his girlfriend. The book is written Australian author and barrister Richard Beasley and reads like a John Grisham thriller.

Tim Kevan is the author of the BabyBarista series of novels published by Bloomsbury. Law and Disorder was described by The Times as ‘a cross between The Talented Mr Ripley, Rumpole and Bridget Jones’s Diary’. The sequel Law and Peace is due out in May and can be pre-ordered on amazon.

February 23, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 21st February 2011

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 £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

February 21, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: Court scene from ‘My Counsin Vinny’

February 19, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: ‘Brothers-in-Law’ by Henry Cecil

Roger Thursby, aged twenty-four, is called to the bar. He is young, inexperienced and his love life is complicated. He blunders his way through a succession of comic adventures including his calamitous debut at the bar. His career takes an upward turn when he is chosen to defend the caddish Alfred Greenat at the Old Bailey. Brothers in Law is the first in the series of legal comedy novels by Henry Cecil, a barrister and then a circuit judge whose real name was Henry Cecil Leon. They provide a wonderful insight into life in the law back in the 1950s and 1960s and despite their age the satirical humour is as relevant today as it was back then. It is available on amazon.

Tim Kevan is the author of the BabyBarista series of novels published by Bloomsbury. Law and Disorder was described by The Times as ‘a cross between The Talented Mr Ripley, Rumpole and Bridget Jones’s Diary’. The sequel Law and Peace is due out in May and can be pre-ordered on amazon.

February 16, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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