Archive for March, 2015

Work is in the air

‘I love the turning back of the clocks, BabyB.’ It was my solicitor SlipperySlope on another visit to chambers with his neice NurserySlope. ‘Why’s that?’ I asked innocently. ‘Oh, you know. Nights drawing in, long cosy evenings in front of the fire.’ ‘What nonsense,’ interrupted Nursery. ‘You were telling me just now that you like […]

March 31, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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London Counsel

TheBusker gives as good as he gets when he encounters a plain-speaking opponent in a Yorkshire court

March 24, 2015 · 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

March 23, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Snakes and ladders

We’ve got a new crop of pupils running around chambers at the moment and today they were all standing neatly in a row in chambers tea. OldSmoothie was the first to comment. ‘Look at you. All unformed. Still finding your place in the world. One minute you’ll be buzzing around feeling like a drone and […]

March 17, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Know your judge

I am against TheBusker this week in a three day personal injury case in which we are arguing both over liability and also the value of the claim. TheBusker is defending the claim and of course if he wins on liability all other arguments fall away. My solicitor had called the case a ‘dead cert’ […]

March 10, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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How to win a hopeless case

I’ve often heard TheBusker chuckle about the many ways to win even the most hopeless of cases. ‘Everything’s winnable once you have a real, living and above all fallible judge sitting in front of you. Maybe you’ll start off chatting about the weather or a particular detail relevant only to him such as his mother’s […]

March 3, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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