Archive for March, 2013

Weekend Video: Interview with playwright Jez Butterworth

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Taking all the credit for a pupil’s hard work – with @theiclr

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting OldSmoothie was against a very traditional opponent today who always insists on bringing along to court the original volumes containing the particular law report in question. This meant that as he came into court both he and his pupil […]

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Book Recommendation: Tales from the Courtroom

Court-room dramas hold an endless fascination, but they are often a pale shadow of the real thing. Consider for example the case of the young man who, after being acquitted of his girlfriend’s murder, was challenged by the dead girl’s brother in a procedure which had not been used since the middle ages. It failed, […]

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 25th March 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 ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for […]

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Weekend Video: Collapse of Complex Societies by Dr. Joseph Tainter

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Honorable and learned friend

Much discussion today about the fact that the father of Teflon, a junior member of chambers, has just been named a life peer in the new list of political honours. ‘I guess that now makes you honourable,’ said TheCreep. ‘Which leaves the rest of us, what, dishonourable?’ said BusyBody. ‘It’s a bit like the use […]

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New edition of ‘Kevan and Ellis on Credit Hire’ now available to buy!

A big heads up for Kevan and Ellis on Credit Hire which is the new fourth edition of a law book I first had published in 1999. It’s published by Law Brief Publishing which also publishes the Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal (PIBULJ) which produces around 25 new articles a month on personal injury, fraud and credit hire. […]

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Book Recommendation: The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

  When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone. All he knows is […]

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Counting the costs

“You really know when things are not going well for a solicitor…” said BusyBody today. “When they stop buying you lunch,” said OldSmoothie. “Worse than that,” said BusyBody. “When they start appealing costs orders,” said TheBusker. “That’s when you start worrying for your own fees,” said TheVamp. “Very close,” said BusyBody, “but worse still. It’s […]

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons, 18th March 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 ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for […]

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