Archive for May, 2012

Keep it complicated

“I’m really struggling to draft a Particulars of Claim I’ve been set,” said one of the pupils today. “The general rule,” said OldSmoothie, “is to make it as long and convoluted as possible.” The pupil looked confused. “But TheBusker was telling us only the other day never to say in a thousand words words what […]

May 25, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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The barristers are revolting

BusyBody was talking about the possibility of the criminal bar going on strike over cuts to legal aid today. “These cuts are outrageous,” she said. Particular as we are already struggling to keep our heads above water.” “Yes, it’s time to man the barricades,” said OldSmoothie raising a silver eyebrow. “It’s alright for you,” said […]

May 23, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 21st May 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 […]

May 21, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Cookie Monster

Chambers’ marketing manager was in somewhat of a fluster today. “It’s this new cookies law,” she said. “It seems we have to be compliant by 26 May.” “What on earth are you talking about?” asked OldSmoothie. “All of our, er, cookies, come from the likes of McVitie’s and Cadbury. I’m sure that we’re perfectly within […]

May 7, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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