Archive for March, 2013

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 […]

March 21, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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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 […]

March 19, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Judicial revenge

There’s an old circuit judge in one particular county court who is loathed by both OldSmoothie and HeadofChambers in equal measure. Some say it’s because he stole girlfriends off both of them at university. Others that they are jealous of his success both in his practice at the bar and in the way he has […]

March 13, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Licence to pry

“I love it when a witness completely fails to come up to proof in the witness box,” said OldSmoothie. “Particularly when it was due entirely to the other side’s solicitor making errors in the typing of the witness statement.” “But don’t you think that’s a little unfair on the witness if it wasn’t their mistake?” […]

March 6, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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I have been instructed

“Your honour, I have been instructed…” It was TheBusker today in front of a particularly aggressive judge. “Oh come along MrBusker. You have been instructed? We know what that really means, now don’t we?” “Yes, Your Honour, it means that I am about to tell you what my solicitors have instructed me to tell you.” […]

March 5, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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