Archive for August, 2014

Weekend video: Baroness Helena Kennedy – Human Rights Under the Spotlight

August 30, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: Power of Attorney by Dexter Dias

With a $15 million super-yacht ablaze on the Thames and a tortured body upon it, young lawyer David Kilkenny, run out of the police force for exposing corruption, has the chance to make his name. Surprisingly, the main opposition comes from his enigmatic client, Sebastian Santos. Mercurial entrepreneur, money launderer or the most softly spoken, […]

August 27, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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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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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 info@qccartoon.com.

August 25, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: The Art of Foraging

August 23, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: Scalia and Garner’s Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner

In their professional lives, courtroom lawyers must do these two things: speak persuasively and write persuasively. In this noteworthy book, two of the most noted legal writers of our day – Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner – systematically present every important idea about judicial persuasion in a fresh, entertaining way. Making Your Case: […]

August 20, 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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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 info@qccartoon.com.

August 18, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: John Grisham On His Writing Style | genConnect

August 16, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: The Stay-Behind Cave by Boris Starling

Lord Of The Flies meets Flowers In The Attic. December 1940. As the German army closes in on Gibraltar, 16-year-old Rassie Elder and five friends stumble across the most secret place on the Rock. They were never supposed to know about this place, let alone find it. And now they’re trapped inside, Gibraltar has fallen, […]

August 13, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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