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,” said OldSmoothie.

“Or a nest,” said Teflon.

“Then you could have a sentence of judges,” said HeadofChambers.

“And a bore of barristers,” said BusyBody before everyone started chipping in.

“A moan of clients.”

“A grind of costs draftsmen.”

“A conspiracy of politicians.”
“A pride of head clerks.”

“A mess of the most junior clerks.”

“A drove of car lawyers.”

“A chapter of law librarians.”

“A clutch of dirty old barristers,” said BusyBody looking at OldSmoothie.

“A charm of Buskers,” said TheVamp.

“Though there can be only one,” smiled BusyBody.

“And not forgetting the giggle of pupils,” said TheBusker.

BabyBarista is a fictional account of a junior barrister written by Tim Kevan whose new novel is Law and Peace. For more information and to read past posts visit babybarista.com. Cartoons by Alex Williams, author of 101 Ways to Leave the Law.

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