Archive for the ‘ICLR’ Category

HHJ Pennyweather: Young barristers need to up their game @theiclr

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting More musings from the bench with the most honourable and learned HHJ Pennyweather Now here’s something I never thought I’d hear myself say: it’s high time that barristers started being a little more confident. Now, I’m not talking about […]

January 22, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Posted in: ICLR

HHJ Pennyweather: Why can’t we have the TV cameras in our county courts?

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting It’s just not fair. Not fair at all. One minute, the policy is that it’d be wrong to have cameras in our courts and the next it appears to have changed but only for the likes of the Court […]

December 4, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Posted in: ICLR

Lawyers are just glorified car mechanics

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting “All we are is glorified car mechanics,” said UpTights at Chambers tea today. “Just fixing minor errors caused by solicitors.” “Except not so glorified,” said TheBusker. “Yes, I doubt there’d be many mechanics who’d be pleased with the comparison,” […]

November 17, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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How not to do pupillage with new recruit PupilBrag (and a new picture by Alex Williams)

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Within only a few weeks of starting his pupillage, one of the pupils has already garnered quite a reputation as a show-off. Not a show-off in a theatrical, maybe kind of charming but just a bit too much energy […]

November 13, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Posted in: ICLR

HHJ Pennyweather: Judicial eccentricities amplified on Twitter! @theiclr

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Having enjoyed a few weeks of the extremely generous holiday allowance afforded to judges over the Summer, it was quite a shock to the system arriving back to the land of bickering barristers and snivelling solicitors. The only thing […]

September 24, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Posted in: ICLR

Birds of a feather with @theiclr

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting UpTights was a bundle of energy at chambers tea yesterday. “I had the most terrible experience on my way to court,” she said. “What? Your witch’s broomstick came unstuck?” said OldSmoothie. “I was dashing for the start of a […]

September 12, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Posted in: ICLR

Palm tree justice from HHJ Pennyweather @theiclr

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting I hate judging. I really, truly despise the whole process. The dressing up, the sitting around, the having to listen to jumped-up young barristers carping on earnestly about this and that point of obscure law. But above all I […]

July 9, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Posted in: ICLR

Legal aid cuts will not only bring injustice but also increased costs @theiclr

Brought to you by our friends at the ICLR HeadClerk called an emergency Chambers Meeting yesterday. “I’m afraid that we need a bit of a shake-up of our practice structure.” A general groan before OldSmoothie said, “Yes, yes. Time for us all to work harder and bring in a few more solicitors.” “Quite the contrary,” […]

June 12, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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HHJ Pennyweather, the legal arms race and grumpy old judge syndrome – @theiclr

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Sometimes I really think that the supposedly cleverest people in the world are in fact the most stupid. A case which came before me last week illustrates this point perfectly. It started life as an uncomplicated personal injury matter […]

May 6, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Taking all the credit for a pupil’s hard work – with @theiclr

Brought to you with the support of our friends at The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting OldSmoothie was against a very traditional opponent today who always insists on bringing along to court the original volumes containing the particular law report in question. This meant that as he came into court both he and his pupil […]

March 28, 2013 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Posted in: ICLR