Archive for October, 2016

FootInMouthDisease

Went to a solicitors’ drinks party last night and was all good until I stumbled across the especially boring senior partner of the firm who managed to corner me for a good twenty minutes about how important his firm was to chambers. In the end I just had to escape and made it to the […]

October 26, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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Assertiveness

BusyBody was in chambers the other day. “I’ve been taking advocacy lessons BabyB. It’s great, you’ve got to try it. He’s been teaching me to be more assertive.” Hmm, that’s like teaching Hannibal Lecter to cook. But it kind of reassured me that if he can make money out of that then really you can […]

October 19, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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A good kicking

Today I was instructed on behalf of an insurance company.  My instructions were the following: “The other side’s solicitor has caused your instructing solicitor no end of grief in the past few months.  We were minded to settle the case on a 50/50 basis but given their approach, Counsel is instructed to go along to […]

October 12, 2016 · 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.

October 10, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Bare garden

This morning I visited the so-called ‘bear garden’ in the high courts for the first time with a case of my own.  Whenever I’ve seen the place before it’s like a vision of hell with lawyers piled high all arguing aloud like some kind of terrible legal trading floor.  Today though, it was completely and […]

October 5, 2016 · 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.

October 3, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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