Archive for May, 2013

Truths and half-truths

SlipperySlope was in chambers today and lecturing PanicStricken over the duty of disclosure. “It’s really not half as onerous as you think,” he said. “I mean it all boils down to the question of relevance and believe me, that really is a term of art.” “But surely most things are vaguely relevant when you’re going […]

May 30, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , ,  · Posted in: Uncategorized

Book Recommendation: The Law’s Strangest Cases: Extraordinary But True Incidents from Over Five Centuries of Legal History (Strangest Series)

Author Peter Seddon gives life to over five centuries of bizarre, macabre and sometimes hilarious criminal cases. You’ll be gripped by tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Despite how unbelievable the stories banged up inside these pages may seem, Law’s Strangest Cases promises to tell the truth, the whole truthand […]

May 29, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
Posted in: books

Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons,27th May 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 […]

May 27, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
Posted in: Uncategorized

Collective nouns for lawyers

“I just bumped into a bunch of your instructing solicitors at the high court today,” said BusyBody to TheVamp. “Singing your praises they were.” “Do you think that “bunch” is really the best collective noun for solicitors?” said OldSmoothie. “A squabble, maybe” said BusyBody. “Or a deceit,” said TheVamp. “A scourge of solicitors, more like,” […]

May 25, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , ,  · Posted in: Uncategorized

Book Recommendation: The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012: ‘The odyssey of a simple man, original, subtle and touching’ – Claire Tomalin When Harold Fry leaves home one morning to post a letter, with his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He […]

May 22, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
Posted in: books

When I grow up

The new pupils were all lined up this afternoon in chambers tea gossiping together about their experiences of their first week in chambers. “So what sort of practice would you most want to have when you’re older?” asked BusyBody of one. “I’d really love to be a human rights lawyer,” came the reply. “Though obviously, […]

May 21, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , ,  · Posted in: Uncategorized

Tray Selector – save frustration, time and the environment.

Brought to you by our friends at Tray Selector Any self-respecting modern law firm will produce documents on all sorts of paper types: expensive headed paper, draft copy paper, duplex, pdf etc.  Our product is Legal advice and even in the days of email we are still required to convey this on paper to our […]

May 20, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Posted in: Uncategorized

Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons,20th May 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 […]

May 20, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
Posted in: Uncategorized

To shake or not to shake

“I saw the most terrible thing happening the other day,” said OldSmoothie. “Made me wonder what the world had come to.” “What? A mugging?” asked BusyBody. “Worse than that,” he said. “A drive-by shooting, perhaps?” said TheVamp. “Worse still,” he said. “Come on, then,” said TheBusker. “What is it that’s so shaken your foundations?” OldSmoothie […]

May 15, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , ,  · Posted in: Uncategorized

Book Recommendation: Friends at Court

Roger Thursby is prospering in the legal profession and is about to be made a Queen’s Counsel. In this brilliantly funny sequal to Brothers in Law we follow him through a further series of hilarious legal highs and lows.       Available from Amazon

May 15, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
Posted in: books