Equity’s darling

I was against a third six pupil barrister yesterday who really didn’t seem to be with it at all. It was a small property dispute and the following sums it up.
‘Do you come to court with clean hands?’ asked the judge.

‘Er…’ The pupil looked non-plussed and brought his hands up first towards his face and then stretched them out towards the judge.

‘Don’t be stupid,’ said the judge. ‘Let’s cut to the chase. Just tell me whether you are equity’s darling.’

‘Er…’ The pupil was now completely lost.

‘Well, come on,’ said the judge. ‘That shouldn’t be too hard to answer.’

‘Er, well I do have a girlfriend,’ said the pupil tentatively, ‘but her name’s Jane.’

BabyBarista is a fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar, written by barrister and writer Tim Kevan. For more information and to read posts from the last few years visit babybarista.com. Cartoons by Alex Williams, author of 101 Ways to Leave the Law.

August 13, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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