Archive for March, 2012

Weekend video: ‘Richard Burton reads ‘The Hound of Heaven’ by Francis Thomson’

March 31, 2012 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Bluffs and double bluffs

SlipperySlope was in chambers today dispensing some of his worldly advice from the other side of the profession. “You know, sometimes you have to issue just to get the insurers to deal.” “Even on a hopeless case,” said a pupil. “Particularly on a hopeless case. Rule number one is that the weaker your case the […]

March 30, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Sponsored post: Don’t let those old Facebook photos hinder your pupillage application! @TheICLR

Chambers were discussing one of the candidates for a third six pupillage today. “He’s by far and away the best-qualified of the applicants,” said OldSmoothie. “I completely agree,” said UpTights. “But we do have one more issue to check over.” She looked over at HeadClerk. “What are the results of our social media vetting?” “Er, […]

March 28, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Anti-avoidance rules

“I can’t believe they only lowered top rate tax to 45%. I mean, when you take account of national insurance, chambers rent and other expenses, I’m still only getting to keep 25 pence for every extra pound that I earn,” said UpTights. “Some might say that that’s a nice problem to have,” smiled TheBusker. “For […]

March 28, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Parking charge cancelled!

Following on from my letter which challenged a private parking charge, I received the following letter today indicating that the charge has now been cancelled (click to enlarge).

March 28, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: ‘Learning the Law’ by Glanville Williams

“Essential reading for anyone embarking on the study of law or on a course that includes an element of law.An excellent introduction to the methods and skills of the law. Beautifully written and gives a sense of historical importance to the law…prepares the student extremely well for legal studies.” New Law Journal Available from Amazon.co.uk

March 28, 2012 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Articles and a competition at LawandMore.com

I’ve got an article in LawandMore.com about my second novel Law and Peace. I also recently had an  interview  for them. The website is also running a competition to win a signed copy of competition to win a signed copy of the book.

March 27, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Legal directory games

“Please, please, please. Just this once. Perrrleeese…” It was TheCreep on his mobile phone in chambers. “Sounds like one of his submissions in court,” said OldSmoothie. “I know what it is,” said TheVamp. “He’s making his annual round of begging calls to solicitors to try and get them to say something nice about him to […]

March 26, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 26th March 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 […]

March 26, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: ‘The One Ronnie – My Blackberry Is Not Working!’

March 24, 2012 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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