Archive for October, 2013

Ethical dilemmas

A pupil rushed into the clerks room today with a look of blind panic. “What do I do? Ridiculously, I accidentally emailed my written advice to the other side’s solicitor who I also do a lot of work for. Should I call them up and tell them not to read it?” “All I’d say,” said […]

October 22, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , ,  · Posted in: Uncategorized

Money for old rope

HeadClerk passed me a brief this morning and said, “Sir, directions hearing tomorrow morning at 10:30. £500 for a five minute hearing. Everything agreed.” “MFOR,” said OldSmoothie and when I looked bemused he added, “Money for old rope. It’s basically how much solicitors are prepared to pay someone to go and visit a grot hole […]

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

Courtroom gimmicks

“Don’t you just hate it when TheBusker pulls his handkerchief trick?” said BusyBody today. “He did it against me yesterday just as I was making my best point to the jury. Started pulling a red spotted handkerchief out of the breast pocket of his suit and it just kept on coming. Must have been at […]

October 8, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , ,  · Posted in: Uncategorized

Keep the client in his place

One of the pupils arrived back into chambers today almost in tears. Apparently the client turned on him after the case and complained that he didn’t run it as he’d told him to. “I just don’t know what I did wrong,” he complained. “Let me guess,” said OldSmoothie. “You asked him about his family?” “Yes.” […]

October 1, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , ,  · Posted in: Uncategorized