Archive for November, 2013

Weekend Video: Career Advice On Becoming A Trainee Solicitor by Michael Kuznetsov

November 30, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years […]

November 27, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Mid-life crisis for lawyers

‘I’ve decided to specialise in human rights,’ said OldSmoothie in the clerk’s room today. ‘Will that be for or against?’ asked BusyBody. ‘It’s always been a particular passion of mine and I think it’s about time I started to reflect that in my practice,’ he replied, ignoring her dig. ‘This is just the mid-life crisis […]

November 26, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons,25th November 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 […]

November 25, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Weekend Video: Abha Dawesar: Life in the “digital now”

November 23, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: The English Legal System: 2013-2014 by Gary Slapper and David Kelly

Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System explains and critically assesses how our law is made and applied. Annually updated, this authoritative textbook clearly describes the legal rules of England and Wales and their collective influence as a sociocultural institution. This latest edition of The English Legal System presents and analyses changes made to the legal system and digests […]

November 20, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Controlling the narrative

“It’s all about taking control of the narrative,” said TheBusker to a group of pupils yesterday after they’d asked how he always manages to win his cases. “Simplify it down to a clear story and then tell it to the judge at every opportunity.” “Oh, come on,” said TheVamp. “It’s a little more than that […]

November 19, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons,18th November 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 […]

November 18, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Lawyers are just glorified car mechanics

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting “All we are is glorified car mechanics,” said UpTights at Chambers tea today. “Just fixing minor errors caused by solicitors.” “Except not so glorified,” said TheBusker. “Yes, I doubt there’d be many mechanics who’d be pleased with the comparison,” […]

November 17, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend Video: Dr. Julian Bayliss: The Lost Forest of Mount Mabu

November 16, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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