Archive for November, 2015

Animal magic

TheBusker’s dog Leading Counsel was in chambers again yesterday afternoon and he was showing off his new tricks. “I’m preparing him for coming along to court and assisting me as a visual aid,” he said. “I’m only going to wheel him out for the hopeless cases since I don’t think it would be fair on […]

November 24, 2015 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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To be honest

One of the pupils was asked a question at chambers tea on Friday and began his answer with: “To be honest…” HeadofChambers immediately interrupted him with: “Young man, ‘to be honest’ is what a criminal says in the witness box. What a lawyer should say is ‘to be frank.’”

November 17, 2015 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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Under-billing

When I arrived in this morning all I got from HeadClerk was a very curt nod, completely out of character for a person who is usually so positive and upbeat. ‘What’s up with with HeadClerk?’ I asked TheBusker who I passed in the corridor later. ‘It’s not good at all,’ he replied. ‘As bad as […]

November 10, 2015 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Chuckled out of court

TheBusker had already wound up TheCreep with his Skeleton Argument and by the time we arrived at court TheCreep was almost jumping up and down with frustration as he tried desperately to find out what TheBusker was going to say. Unfortunately for him the only response he could elicit was a low-pitched chuckle. Once in […]

November 3, 2015 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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