Archive for September, 2013

I would prefer not to

For those of you who have never read Melville’s ‘Bartleby the Scrivener’, I cannot recommend it more highly. But what I definitely wouldn’t recommend is to take it as much to heart as one of our pupils did recently. You see, Bartleby is famous for answering every request with “I would prefer not to.” This […]

September 24, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Coffee wars

It’s always been a well-known fact that the way to a pupilmaster’s heart and hence to the coveted prize of a tenancy in chambers is through the making of consistently good coffee. So it’s perhaps not particularly surprising that a coffee-making sub-culture tends to develop during the year of, er, legal training. But this year […]

September 17, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Birds of a feather with @theiclr

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting UpTights was a bundle of energy at chambers tea yesterday. “I had the most terrible experience on my way to court,” she said. “What? Your witch’s broomstick came unstuck?” said OldSmoothie. “I was dashing for the start of a […]

September 12, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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I’m a barrister, don’t you know

“It’s absolutely outrageous!” said OldSmoothie today. “A car went right into the back of me last month, completely their fault and now I’m being blackmailed into settling.” “What on earth do you mean?” said BusyBody. “Well, after the accident I wrote a very strongly-worded letter telling them that they may as well settle now or […]

September 2, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons,2nd September 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 […]

September 2, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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