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Barristers' clerk who has worked in the North, the South and now the Midlands (but never in that London). Author of a whimsical blog about the joys of clerking. A passionate advocate for old fashioned clerking values delivered with a modern approach. Drinker of real ale/craft beer. Walker of dogs (both his own, not other people's).
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Senior Clerk
Barristers' clerk who has worked in the North, the South and now the Midlands (but never in that London). Author of a whimsical blog about the joys of clerking. A passionate advocate for old fashioned clerking values delivered with a modern approach. Drinker of real ale/craft beer. Walker of dogs (both his own, not other people's).
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'I need a word with you,' growled the Senior Clerk. 'Oh no,' thought I, 'what have I done this time?'I'd been a clerk now for a little over a year. Most of it I could do standing on my heard; and that...
After successfully booking in my first case, I was now deemed trustworthy enough to take phone calls and, very occasionally, if everyone else was too busy and it wasn't a complicated request, I was...
As each day went by I learned a little more about the world of barristers and clerks. My time was taken up with running around collecting or delivering briefs, running errands, preparing outgoing...
In the whimsical meanderings of my previous posts I talk a lot about clerks but very little about barristers. I’m not sure when I started to realise there were very different breeds of barristers...
Cue Dick Barton music...When last we saw our plucky hero (me) I was perilously close to making a right mess of my first criminal listings meeting. Bob, aka 'big bloke at the end' had indicated he...
'Look, it's easy - JPS has to do the sentence that's reserved to Judge Jones and the two Plea and Fixes for Goldberg, Singh and Co. You either have to get them all in the same court, or else up and...
‘Get yer jacket on, you’re off to the chancery listing meeting’ [1] It was Monday and I had a throbbing head, a slightly nauseous feeling and the need for fried food - all of which may have...
'Take this brief to Bill, then nip to Trev as he’s got something for us and on your way back get me a cheese and tomato on white with a bit of salt on the tommies'. I had no idea what two thirds...
'This is a brief,' he said, indicating the tatty pile of papers tied up with hot pink string 'and your job is to get your hands on as many of these as you possibly can'. That was pretty much...
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