Archive for June, 2015

Old school settlements

FanciesHimself the junior clerk was negotiating a fee for one of OldRuin’s cases today with a long-time solicitor friend of OldRuin. Apparently he was looking for an increase in the fee and the answer came back: “I’ll up the offer from pounds to guineas. I’m in favour of guineas and I think OldRuin should be […]

June 30, 2015 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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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.

June 29, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: Lord Pannick QC explains the relationship between equality and the rule of law

June 27, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to […]

June 24, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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The People’s Barrister

OldSmoothie’s trying every way possible to get the Tories to make him one of their new peers and somehow he thought his attempt at a publicity stunt today would help. You see, he feels that despite his inherent brilliance as an advocate and his incredibly successful career (not), he still doesn’t get the attention he […]

June 23, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: The Importance of Law – Helena Kennedy

June 20, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: A Certain Justice (Inspector Adam Dalgliesh Book 10) by P.D. James

From P.D. James, one of the masters of British crime fiction comes the tenth novel to feature commander Adam Dalgliesh. A Certain Justice is a chilling murder mystery packed with forensic detail, set in the treacherous legal world of London. Venetia Aldridge QC is a distinguished barrister. When she agrees to defend Garry Ashe, accused […]

June 17, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Small is beautiful

“You will often find that the size of the bundle of papers is actually disproportionate to the size of the case itself,” said TheCreep as he patronised a couple of the pupils who were listening politely. “Shame that’s not true in other areas, my love,” said TheVamp as she passed by and tapped him on […]

June 16, 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 info@qccartoon.com.

June 15, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

June 13, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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