Archive for April, 2016

GolfDay

Yesterday was GolfDay.  Nothing else to call it.  Despite the conditions, one of the big clubs (which I won’t name for fear of giving away the identity of the people in this story) was holding a competition.  First I overheard my opponent on the train on the way to court on the telephone to one […]

April 26, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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Manners

“How’s Claire, BabyB?” It was OldRuin back in chambers again. “I’ve always had a soft spot for her, you know. Very fond of you she is, I’d say.” “She’s very well, OldRuin. Building up a pretty successful practise as well.” ‘”Yes, I’ve no doubt about that. You know what stands out about her?” “What’s that?” […]

April 19, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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Bless

Went off to court today to be faced with someone who was very clearly a second six pupil on their first day in court. The biggest giveaway was the fact that despite it being a small claims track case the pupil turned up with both volumes of the White Book guide to civil procedure despite […]

April 12, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 6 Comments
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Treadmills

You’d think with all the money they all earn and the self-important strutting which goes on, that members of chambers would all be blissfully happy. But sadly very often that couldn’t be further from the truth. Today it was OldSmoothie voicing his woes: “You know, BabyB, sometimes I wonder what on earth it’s all about.  […]

April 5, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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Pupil fodder

It’s now several years since I did my first case in court and as I sized up my opponent this morning, I considered how appropriate it was that April Fool’s Day should be the date set for the official release of the pupils into the wild. April, the cruellest month delivering this one fresh from his pupilmaster’s […]

April 1, 2016 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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