Archive for the ‘barristers' clerks’ Category

Thinking About Barristers’ Clerks…

Friday, September 14th, 2012 at 14:10

I usually start my posts with an image and since my topic is barristers’ clerks, why not one of a clerk? The tricky bit is what to choose. Above we have serious, thoughtful, you can trust me…. The steepled fingers in black and white is the killer trope here. But when I started looking for […]






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Straight There No Detours

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at 10:57

Avis Whyte and I have just finished an article derived from the research we did for the Bar Council on direct access to clients. It can be downloaded here. The Bar has been a referral profession for many years and now it is attempting to reconfigure itself towards direct dealings with clients. This has a […]






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Busy Times Ahead…

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 at 14:58

I went to the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks annual conference last Saturday. This is a precursor to my writing project over the summer, which is to complete my new book on barristers’ clerks. Barristers’ clerks were my first ever research project, so I’ve been grateful to them for setting me on the research path. (More […]






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The Truth about the George

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 18:21

When I do my comedy gig at the George tomorrow, it will represent a flight back in time for me. I used to be an habitue of the George during my first ever research project. The research was on barristers’ clerks, a strange breed that haunts the Temple and the law courts. I’ve written a […]






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Judges Returning to the Bar or Becoming Coal Miners

Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 23:17

Is there a problem with judges retiring from the bench and returning to practice at the bar? If you are the minister for justice, the answer is yes. It is a bad thing. It has traditionally been so and we are not going to change it. So when judges retire and wish to embellish their […]






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