Archive for August, 2015

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 31, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

August 29, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: The Great Defender: The Life and Trials of Edward Marshall Hall KC, England’s Greatest Barrister by Edward Marjoribanks (Author), Gary Bell QC (Introduction)

When Sir Edward Marshall Hall died in 1927 it was the end of an era. Tall, strikingly handsome and charming, the barrister was the finest advocate ever seen in the English criminal courts. Known as ‘The Great Defender’ as he fought tooth and nail for his clients, those in the shadow of the hangman’s noose […]

August 26, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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The Legal Cave

I went along with OldRuin to a negotiation today with the other side’s lawyers. They were pointing out a couple of technical deficiencies in our case which appeared to have no merit other than us not having ticked quite the right boxes before the lawyers got involved. “You know,” said OldRuin, “sometimes I look at […]

August 25, 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.

August 24, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: A Day in the Life of a Cambridge Law Student

August 22, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Book recommendation: Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case Histories: From Lady Chatterley’s Lover to Howard Marks by Thomas Grant

Having been born into the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group and served under Louis Mountbatten in the Second World War, Jeremy Hutchinson went on to become the greatest criminal barrister of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. The cases of that period changed society for ever and provide a fascinating look into Britain’s post-war social, political […]

August 19, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Experts

I was telling Claire about the terrible performance of my consultant neurologist in a case I did yesterday. She replied, ‘My pupilmistress used to say that you should never trust experts. As she put it, the ‘x’ stands for the unknown factor and the ‘spurt’ is simply a drip under pressure.’ Then she smiled and […]

August 18, 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.

August 17, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Weekend video: My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic

August 15, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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