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How to Handle Partner Disputes within a Business

Consideration was given for the editing and publication of this post. Partnerships work well most of the time. However, with every type of human interaction, there’s the possibility for disagreements and disputes to arise. What once made sense for the parties involved can change or evolve over time to the point where deal points within […]

July 30, 2018 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Cellmark responds to legal aid cuts with reduction in price of standard DNA relationship testing

Brought to you by our friends at Cellmark “I’ve had enough of the government pushing all my barristers around,” said HeadClerk. “From now on, I’m limiting all legal aid work to pupils.” “But that’s hardly sufficient experience for many of the family and criminal cases that covers,” said TheVamp. “That’s not my problem,” said HeadClerk. […]

January 15, 2014 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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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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Sponsored post: Always be ready for the unexpected @TheICLR

“There’s one thing I always say about life in the law and that’s always to expect the unexpected,” said OldSmoothie today. “What like ageing, fat barristers not spouting clichéd advice to pupils?” said BusyBody. “Or judges not having got out of bed on the wrong side,” said TheVamp. “Or witnesses who avoid ridiculous inconsistencies,” said […]

November 6, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Sponsored post: Big cats at the Bar @TheICLR

An older barrister was in chambers this morning questioning HeadClerk about why he hadn’t had any decent briefs in the last few months. “Very sad to see,” whispered OldSmoothie. “He used to be the very best there was but for whatever reason, solicitors have more recently looked elsewhere.” “Reminds me of the roar of a […]

September 30, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Sponsored post: The key to winning @TheICLR

Two of the pupils had raised the question today as to what it is that really wins a case. “Not hiring TheCreep is a good start,” said BusyBody. “I always make a point of hiring OldSmoothie when UpTights is on the other side. With his arrogance and pomposity he never fails to press her buttons,” […]

September 3, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Sponsored post: @TheICLR Ignore the new Practice Direction on the Citation of Authorities at your peril!

I had a small appeal today and my opponent was none other than TheCreep turned up with a huge bundle of authorities. Having failed to bash me over the head with them in the robing room, we went into court. Before TheCreep could even start whining on, the judge boomed: “MrCreep, you have provided me with […]

May 29, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Sponsored post: Passing the buck down the legal tree of life @ICLR

THE TOP OF THE TREE Judge to OldSmoothie: “Mr OldSmoothie, you and I have known each other many years and by now you should well know my preference for the official ICLR law reports. I’d never taken you for a dunce before but really, how long will it be until you learn such a simple […]

April 26, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Sponsored post: Don’t let those old Facebook photos hinder your pupillage application! @TheICLR

Chambers were discussing one of the candidates for a third six pupillage today. “He’s by far and away the best-qualified of the applicants,” said OldSmoothie. “I completely agree,” said UpTights. “But we do have one more issue to check over.” She looked over at HeadClerk. “What are the results of our social media vetting?” “Er, […]

March 28, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Sponsored post: Avoid the imposter syndrome with the ICLR online

The pupils are now preparing for their first days in court which start in April and today they were sharing their worries with the rest of chambers. “The problem is,” said one, “that I’ll feel like a complete fraud. I mean, people have this image of barristers being all so well-qualified and everything and in […]

February 29, 2012 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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