Archive for June, 2014

Stealing clients

Following Slick’s little modernising speech, HeadClerk is particularly sensitive to demonstrating that the old school ways are best and this week he went into overdrive a little while back on his usual trick involving QC celebration parties. You see, every QC has one, and tradition has it that it’s simply bad form not to invite […]

June 24, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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The modernisers are revolting

The other day we all went to the celebration party of a barrister in chambers who has just been made a QC. Actually, he’s only just been made a tenant in chambers as well, having joined from another set where it was said that he didn’t feel he was getting quite the attention he deserved. Though […]

June 17, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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The legal credit crunch

Chambers called an emergency chambers meeting yesterday. HeadofChambers explained why in his opening. “It has come to my attention that a number of solicitors’ firms have been selling off their future earnings to loan sharks.” “What’s the problem with that?” asked OldSmoothie. “It’s common business practice to factor the debts you’re owed at a discount […]

June 10, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Exploitation at law

Poor old PanicStricken. She was visiting chambers today and BusyBody called her into chambers tea and started asking her about how she is getting on at SlipperySlope’s solicitors’s firm. “Not getting on, since you ask,” she replied. “I’m now working fifteen hours a day and he’s reduced my wages to er, nothing.” “What?” said BusyBody. […]

June 3, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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