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Clerklife: My first listing meeting

Date:24 JUL 2015
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Senior Clerk
‘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 been linked to a weekend which I recall started at around Thursday lunch time. [2]

What on earth did the senior clerk mean?

What’s chancery? [3] I thought to myself. I knew the first junior regularly trotted off to court for listing meetings but I didn’t really know what it meant. The ones in the early afternoon always prompted a wild flurry of activity which I didn’t fully understand but usually meant me wandering around the city picking up and dropping off briefs.

The boss handed me a sheaf of paper and talked me through it....

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