Archive for August, 2014

Dirty barristers

UpTights had her annual wig-fitting yesterday. Given that she’s now spent many thousands of pounds on the little horse hair numbers, she even gets a personal visit to chambers. As usual she was talking about it at chambers tea afterwards. ‘It’s so good to throw out the old,’ she said. ‘What do you do with […]

August 26, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Body language

BusyBody was busier than ever today and her hair consequently just that little bit more curly. ‘My life coach has given me a new way of winning my cases,’ she said slightly breathlessly. ‘Like passing them to someone else, maybe?’ suggested OldSmoothie. ‘That’s a bit rich coming from the man who’s made a living out […]

August 19, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Chinese walls and palm tree justice

BusyBody was talking about her case at chambers tea yesterday which involves a student appealing a decision by his college to expel him. ‘It was a complete kangaroo court,’ she said. ‘I’ve always loved the image that conjures up,’ said TheVamp. ‘You know, a huge kangaroo of a judge and all the little joeys coming […]

August 12, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Learned usher

I was against TheCreep today and as always he was going his best to slime up to the judge. ‘Your honour, as I have already indicated to your learned usher, this case is likely to last half a day.’ The judge stopped TheCreep there. ‘Alfred,’ she said looking down from the bench to the older […]

August 5, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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An academic point

‘Penny for your thoughts?’ It was one of the pupils addressing OldSmoothie in the clerks’ room this morning. ‘You’d need a lot of pennies to be able to afford the benefit of my thoughts,’ he replied. ‘I would have said it was one penny too much myself,’ said UpTights. ‘Anyway, how can I help?’ said […]

August 5, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email

August 4, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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