Book recommendation: Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University by Nicholas J McBride

Letters to a Law Student is the definitive guide to studying law at university. It is filled with advice to turn the potentially daunting task of studying law into an enjoyable and stimulating experience. Reading Letters to a Law Student will also help anyone considering studying law at university decide whether reading for a law degree is the right option for them. Written in a lively and entertaining style, this book offers clear and helpful answers to your questions about studying law at every stage of taking, or thinking about taking a law degree, from: “should I study law at university?”, and “what do law students do?”; to “how can I get the best marks in exams?”, and “what can I do with a law degree?” – along with many more. The Letters to a Law Student Companion Website provides additional support in finding out more about the study of law, using the Internet in your studies, and exploring the types of careers available in law. Letters to a Law Student is essential reading for anyone who is doing, or thinking about doing, a law degree at university.

Available from Amazon.

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The glamour of the bar

“I suppose you must have been busy recently,” said my mother yesterday.

“Er, yes,” I replied. “Same as ever, I guess.”

“But what with all the rioting and the like,” she continued, “I imagine it must have been particularly hard. Since you’ll have got the call up, that is.”

“The call up?”

“Oh, I don’t know what you call it but I know what goes on behind the scenes.” She tapped her nose conspiratorially.

“What?”

“Oh, that’s right. I wouldn’t expect you to let on. Very good, BabyB. The country’s in safe hands with you and your friends pulling the levers.”

“Safe hands? Levers?” By now I was completely lost as to what she was trying to imply. “Mother, I honestly have absolutely no idea what you’re going on about.”

She started to look a little doubtful. “Er, well, maybe I’m wrong. It’s just that I’ve always imagined that now you’re part of the great British establishment you get called up whenever there’s trouble which needs sorting out behind the scenes.”

“What? The temple horn is sounded and we flock from all corners of the kingdom to some sort of special grand wizard’s council for barristers and save the city from ruin?”

She brightened up. “Exactly.”

“Where we get to wield our trusty horse-hair wigs like magic wands and zap all the muggle rioters back into their boxes.”

“You see, I knew it went on.”

“Yes, mother,” I relented. “You’re right.”

If only she knew the true size of the gap between perception and the reality of my small claims track road traffic hearings in the likes of Swindon, Slough and Watford County Courts.

BabyBarista is a fictional account of a junior barrister written by Tim Kevan whose new novel is Law and Peace. For more information and to read past posts visit babybarista.com. Cartoons by Alex Williams, author of 101 Ways to Leave the Law.

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

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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 ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

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Weekend video: Explorer Ben Saunders: Why bother leaving the house?

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Book recommendation: Advocacy in Court: A Beginner’s Guide by Keith Evans

A book for all new lawyers who wish to become advocates and for all solicitors who gain rights of audience and propose to exercise them.

Available from Amazon.

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Time clock

OldSmoothie had a solicitor client today who was wise to OldSmoothie’s billing tactics and was extremely keen to keep the costs to a minimum.

‘I didn’t send any papers along as I wanted to be with you when you were going through them.’

‘No problem at all,’ said OldSmoothie. ‘Now, would you like a coffee before we get started?’

At this the solicitor clicked his fingers and the assistant he had brought along with him, especially for the purpose, brought out a huge stop watch and ostentatiously stopped the clock from running.

‘You know, OldSmoothie, that’s extremely kind. I’d love a coffee and I’d also be delighted to talk about the weather, football, politics or whatever else takes your fancy. Just so long as it’s not on our time.’

‘Er, yes, well, quite. Certainly. Yes.’

With which OldSmoothie conducted what was possibly his fastest conference since he became a QC.

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon
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 ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon
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 ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon
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 ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

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Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons

qccartoon
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 ÂŁ120 for originals and ÂŁ40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email info@qccartoon.com.

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