Time clock

OldSmoothie had a solicitor client today who was wise to OldSmoothie’s billing tactics and was extremely keen to keep the costs to a minimum.

‘I didn’t send any papers along as I wanted to be with you when you were going through them.’

‘No problem at all,’ said OldSmoothie. ‘Now, would you like a coffee before we get started?’

At this the solicitor clicked his fingers and the assistant he had brought along with him, especially for the purpose, brought out a huge stop watch and ostentatiously stopped the clock from running.

‘You know, OldSmoothie, that’s extremely kind. I’d love a coffee and I’d also be delighted to talk about the weather, football, politics or whatever else takes your fancy. Just so long as it’s not on our time.’

‘Er, yes, well, quite. Certainly. Yes.’

With which OldSmoothie conducted what was possibly his fastest conference since he became a QC.

February 3, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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