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

June 29, 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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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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Amending the record

I gave OldSmoothie my note of his, er, case conference with BigMouth today. Basically it consisted of telling BigMouth that he should declare all the cash he’s received from his banker friend both to Parliament and probably also the taxman. However, he’d then gone on on to whisper that although that was his strict advice, […]

June 9, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Service industry

“I hate clients,” said Teflon as he arrived back into chambers after an obviously hard day in court. “The world would be so much easier without them,” smiled TheVamp. “Quite right,” said OldSmoothie. “No more whining on in conference, getting witness statements wrong and then complaining when they have to pay even though they lost.” […]

June 2, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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