Archive for May, 2016


When I got up this morning I thought I was destined for a day trawling through papers in chambers.  All very relaxing.  No worries at all.  Until that was, I arrived in chambers to be confronted by HeadClerk looking particularly serious. ‘Mr BabyBarista.  I need you to get over to court 6 over the road […]

May 31, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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After a terrible day at court yesterday OldSmoothie had some advice: ‘It’s like snakes and ladders BabyB.  You climb to the top of one ladder only to go hurtling down to the bottom just a few moves later.  Happens to us all.  You may have been a big cheese at university but as the most […]

May 24, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 4 Comments
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Objectifying life

Sometimes legal practise seems like a never-ending round of technical points. Nit-picking at the margins to bring a little more injustice to the world. It’s no wonder some lawyers get depressed.  It’s as if they live in the shadow of the real world.  Looking at it through their own peculiar prism and seeing only a […]

May 17, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 4 Comments
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Went off to court today and was against a very stuffy opponent who was immaculate in every way.  Even though I wasn’t out of the ordinary he made me feel like the scruffiest tramp ever to grave a courtroom.  Anyway it was open court and we were all decked out in our wigs and gowns.  […]

May 10, 2016 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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Today I went along to a settlement conference with an insurer that usually instructs UpTights but got me today as she was already booked up. This is basically where both sides get together and chew over the fat on the case and eventually make offers to try and get rid of the case early on. […]

May 3, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 3 Comments
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