Archive for January, 2012

Sponsored blog post: Pupillage and How to Survive It

“You just can’t win in pupillage,” said one of the pupils today. “Wherever you turn you’re being shot down. I mean if you try too hard it’s seen as overly earnest and if you try too little then it’s slipshod and lazy.” “I know,” replied another. “It’s the same with talking to other members of […]

January 31, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 30th January 2012

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 […]

January 30, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: ‘Jerusalem’ by Jez Butterworth’

January 28, 2012 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Civvy street

There was a spirit of rebellion in chambers today after Slick the reforming QC tried to introduce a so-called “civies” or “dress down Friday sort of a day” for all those who weren’t in court. “We can’t possibly come into chambers without suits,” said HeadofChambers. “We might bump into clients going to conferences.” “What, and […]

January 27, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Who guards the guards?

“I really did feel sorry for the juror who was jailed for sharing her research with the rest of the jury,” said TheVamp today. “But what else can we do if we’re to ensure fair trials?” said BusyBody. “I know,” said TheVamp. “I get the point. I guess my only gripe is that it seems […]

January 25, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: ‘A Certain Justice’ by P D James

Although A Certain Justice begins with news of a murder, the victim isn’t set to die for another four weeks. Publicly respected but privately loathed, Venetia Aldridge has far more enemies than a brilliant London criminal lawyer should–and at least one of them is determined to do her in. Venetia plies her superior trade in courts that […]

January 25, 2012 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 23rd January 2012

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 […]

January 23, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: ‘Amistad’

January 21, 2012 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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OldSmoothie’s Law of Unintended Consequences

“I still can’t believe I didn’t get anything in the New Year’s Honours,” said OldSmoothie. “What? Been a bit too tight-fisted with your political donations, have you?” said BusyBody. “That’s exactly the point,” said OldSmoothie. “I’ve been paying way over what I consider fair. In the past it’d have got me a peerage and these […]

January 19, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: ‘Wind, Sand and Stars’ by Antoine Saint-Exupery

In 1926 de Saint-Exupéry began flying for the pioneering airline Latécoère – later known as Aéropostale – opening up the first mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. WIND, SAND AND STARS is drawn from this experience. Interweaving encounters with nomadic Arabs and other adventures into a richly textured autobiographical narrative which includes the […]

January 18, 2012 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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