Archive for September, 2012

3 banking issues to watch

Brought to you by our friends at Osborne Clarke Since the start of the financial crisis, banks have been front page news. But sometimes the issues involved get glossed over in the rush to print the particular headline. Here is a summary of three of the big issues facing banks at the moment. 1. Libor […]

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Sponsored post: Big cats at the Bar @TheICLR

An older barrister was in chambers this morning questioning HeadClerk about why he hadn’t had any decent briefs in the last few months. “Very sad to see,” whispered OldSmoothie. “He used to be the very best there was but for whatever reason, solicitors have more recently looked elsewhere.” “Reminds me of the roar of a […]

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Book Recommendation: The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

I was delighted to hear that barrister Alex McBride, the author of the excellent Defending the Guilty has been included in The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing along with other such luminaries as Lee Child, Val McDermind and Ian Rankin. Buy it on amazon. You can watch a Skypecast interview I did with Alex here.

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Book Recommendation: Silks by Dick Francis and Felix Francis

There are few thriller writers who have had such long and distinguished careers as Dick Francis, and his lengthy series of books (with their zesty recreations of the racing world) are among many readers’ favourite novels in the genre. Recently, ill-health seemed to threaten the author’s reliable productivity, and the death of his wife (who […]

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 24th September 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 his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for […]

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 17th September 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 his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for […]

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Book Recommendation: A Game of Proof by Tim Vicary

A mother’s worst nightmare – can her son be guilty of murder? Sarah Newby, who left school at 15, and was living as a teenage single parent on an inner-city estate, has worked her way up to begin a career as a criminal barrister. Then in a terrible irony her own son, Simon, is arrested […]

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 10th September 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 his cartoons for sale at ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for […]

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Weekend Video: 1980s sport: Seb Coe v Steve Ovett

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Book Recommendation: Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster

When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah […]

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