Archive for February, 2013

Fine print to consider when taking out financial products

What with record low interest rates and the burn of inflation making it even more painful, recent years have left many people in real difficulties as to where to their hard-earned savings. Everything seems to have risk, from government and corporate bonds through to shares and property. Even cash has the risk of its value […]

February 28, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: The Strange Laws Of Old England

A fun and fascinating tour of the by-ways of British legal history. Did you know that the law requiring a London taxi driver to carry a bale of hay on top of his cab to feed the horse was in force until 1976? Or that Welshmen are not allowed in the city of Chester after […]

February 27, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Lie detectors in court

“It’s so easy to know when a witness is lying,” said HeadofChambers today. “There’s always a tell, whether it’s the scratching of the nose or a particular turn of phrase. Whatever it is, you just know.” “The problem is that twitches and other foibles are also committed by honest people overly nervous about being misconstrued,” […]

February 25, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 25th February 2013

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 £120 for originals and £40 for […]

February 25, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Pupil protest

“Have you heard that one of the pupils has made a complaint about OldSmoothie to the Bar Standards Board?” said TheVamp today. “What on earth for?” said HeadofChambers. “The possibilities are endless,” said BusyBody. “Sexual harrassment might be a starter.” “Actually, she’s not complaining about his lechery,” said TheVamp. “Her line is that she’d have […]

February 24, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend Video: What If money didn’t matter?.. – Alan Watts

February 23, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Never forget that lawyers aren’t paid to be liked with @theiclr

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting “Is nothing sacred these days?” said UpTights. “What are you moaning on about now?” said OldSmoothie. “Once upon a time institutions were respected but in the last few years it seems like it’s all gone to pot. First, we […]

February 20, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest

‘The price of life is death’ For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but ‘a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day’. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive. While the […]

February 20, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 18th February 2013

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 £120 for originals and £40 for […]

February 18, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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‘Tales from the Courtroom’ by Brian Harris QC

After some two decades labouring in the gardens of regulation and professional conduct Brian Harris QC retired to quieter pastures and took to the pen. The result has been a stream of books of historico/legal fascination. The latest, entitled Tales from the Courtroom is now available on Amazon, which describes it thus: ‘Court-room dramas hold […]

February 17, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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