Archive for December, 2013

Solicitor advocate

Poor ClichéClanger . There’s always been something of the am dram about this particular solicitor but today his performance really took the biscuit. Not that there should even have been a performance. You see, we both turned up at court on a case and then just before the client arrived ClichéClanger turned to me and […]

December 30, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend Video: BBC HardTalk: Sir Geoffrey Nice QC

December 28, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: The Colour of Law by Mark Giminez

A. Scott Fenney is a hotshot corporate lawyer at a big Dallas firm. At 33, in the prime of his life, he rakes in $750,000 a year, drives a Ferrari and comes home every night to a mansion in Dallas’s most exclusive neighbourhood. He also comes home to one of Dallas’s most beautiful women, with […]

December 25, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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The listening barrister

There’s a pupil in chambers at the moment who I can only call PipSqueak. Not just on account of her lack of height but more due to the fact that she simply can’t stop talking. Every time she makes a point she stands on her tiptoes and er, well, squeaks. No other way to describe […]

December 23, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons,23rd December 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 […]

December 23, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Weekend Video: Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction

December 21, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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In the last 50 years, have human rights progressed, stagnated, or regressed?

Brought to you by our friends at Vannin Capital PCC Limited Human rights have evolved from a vague political concept into a clearly defined and endlessly controversial topic over the past 50 years. They remain a popular topic for politicians and journalists and, in some cases, a target for today’s political activists. Recent articles in […]

December 18, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book Recommendation: What About Law?: Studying Law at University

Most young people considering studying law, or pursuing a legal career, have very little idea of what learning law involves and how universities teach law to their students. The new edition of this book, which proved very popular when first published in 2007, provides a ‘taster’ for the study of law; a short, accessible presentation […]

December 18, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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Covered in red tape

I overheard UpTights chatting to a mini-pupil in the clerks’ room this morning. “Whenever we send papers back to solicitors, we tie them up in this pink ribbon,” she said, indicating a great mound of the stuff. “It’s where the phrase, ‘covered in red tape’ comes from.” “But why isn’t it ‘covered in pink tape’ […]

December 17, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons,16th December 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 […]

December 16, 2013 · babybarista · Comments Closed
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