Archive for July, 2013

Book Recommendation: 101 Ways to Leave the Law

101 Ways to Leave the Law is a new collection of cartoons from Alex Steuart Williams, cartoonist, animator and author of The Times’ weekly cartoon strip, Queen’s Counsel. This latest book is a funny, subversive take on every lawyer’s secret fantasy – dumping the law for a new life. And what’s the best way to […]

July 31, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Cliché city

This morning BusyBody was talking about OldSmoothie and the female judge he appeared in front of yesterday. “Apparently they go a long way back,” she said raising an eyebrow. “What? You mean they had an affair at college?” said The Vamp. “As opposed merely to going ‘way back’, I suppose?” said TheBusker. “Exactly. That would […]

July 29, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons,29th July 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 […]

July 29, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Weekend Video: Commodore C64 – 1982

July 27, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: Portrait Of A Judge

What does an elderly judge do when he is confronted by a man who wants to kill him for a death sentence he had given out years before? Available from Amazon

July 24, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Have the Banks Learned from the Mis-Sold PPI Scandal?

Brought to you by our friends at Oracle Legal Ltd Looking back over the years it is difficult to think of a banking scandal as serious and far-reaching as that concerning mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI). Claims for the return of mis-sold policy fees have been around for many years now, but a recent upsurge […]

July 23, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Perverting the course of justice

“I really don’t know what to do.” It was one of the third six pupils today as he turned to OldSmoothie for advice. “How can I help?” he replied in a somewhat disingenuous caring sharing type of voice. “I think my client was lying and we still won.” OldSmoothie burst out laughing. “Young man, if […]

July 22, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons,22nd July 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 […]

July 22, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Weekend Video: Tony Buzan on Daydreaming

July 20, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: The Art of Justice: The Judge’s Perspective

This book presents a unique and intriguing collection of drawings of courtroom scenes. Entering the courtroom wearing his robe, Judge Pierre Cavellat literally had a secret up his sleeve. Hidden in it were pens and pencils, which he used to sketch the scenes he observed from his bench. Throughout a 40-year judicial career in one […]

July 17, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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