Sponsored blog post: The ICLR Online tips the scales of justice in your favour

TheBusker was giving the pupils a little chat about law reports today.
“The scales of justice are often evenly balanced and it is therefore sometimes the smallest things which can tip the balance,” he said.
“Though not small like you,” TheVamp said to TheCreep as she patted him on the head. “He means helpful small things.”
“What? Like how you dress?” asked one pupil.
“Well, yes, sometimes, I guess,” said TheBusker. “If it’s a particularly eccentric judge it might have some bearing.”
“Or how you talk?” asked another looking slightly nervous.
“Again, sometimes. Though not in terms of accents or anything so stupid. But there’s definitely a way of fitting in with the tone that each particular judge sets.”
“So what’s the biggest tip you could give us?” said a third pupil.
“Thorough preparation,” said TheBusker, “coupled with the ability to wear it so lightly that it seems as if you’ve only just browsed the case for the first time that morning.”
“Which I often have,” said TheVamp.
“Yes, preparation is key,” said TheBusker. “That, and of course ensuring your cases come from the ICLR Online.”
“What? The official law reports?”
“Absolutely. Never underestimate the importance of detail,” he said. “Judges love the summaries and that’s before you even get to those who simply prefer having the official version. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the ICLR Online can sometimes be the feather,” at which point he paused and pulled a feather from his jacket pocket and held it aloft, “which quite literally tips what would otherwise be a balanced scales of justice completely in your favour.” After which he somewhat theatrically let the feather fall to the ground followed by wide-eyed looks from the pupils.

December 21, 2011 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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