Archive for May, 2012

Leveson-lite

“I’ve been loving watching the Leveson Inquiry,” said BusyBody today. “Yes, it kind of makes me think that chambers needs to hire someone to lobby high court judges and their officials when we’re involved in big cases,” smiled OldSmoothie. “But you already do that yourself,” said TheVamp. “I certainly do not,” said OldSmoothie looking particularly […]

May 30, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: ’21st Century Solicitor’ by Steve Weiner

“[A] tome of exceptional clarity…Weiner’s book is sensible and down-to-earth. Few would disagree with his premise that to succeed, today’s lawyer has to be more than merely technically proficient and Weiner ably distils the ways that a junior lawyer can make a difference.Alex WadeThe TimesThursday December 15, 2011There is no doubt in my mind that […]

May 30, 2012 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Sponsored post: @TheICLR Ignore the new Practice Direction on the Citation of Authorities at your peril!

I had a small appeal today and my opponent was none other than TheCreep turned up with a huge bundle of authorities. Having failed to bash me over the head with them in the robing room, we went into court. Before TheCreep could even start whining on, the judge boomed: “MrCreep, you have provided me with […]

May 29, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Law and Peace currently just £1.19 on the Kindle for the Jubilee!

My latest novel Law and Peace has been chosen for special offer on the Kindle for the Jubilee. Get it now for just £1.19 here!

May 28, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 28th 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 28, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: ‘Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in The Trip’

May 26, 2012 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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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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Book recommendation: ‘The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall’ by Paul Torday

“It’s a novel that should enhance his reputation for excellent, ingenious writing” — Tina Jackson, Metro “More intriguing is the skein of darkness that, in common with much of Torday’s fiction, runs discretely through the story – one sequence is sufficently macabre as to recall the work of a young McEwan.” — Jonathan Barnes Literary […]

May 23, 2012 · babybarista · 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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