Here We Go Again

Welcome, And welcome back. I last wrote properly about pupillage in 2016. Since then, the site has been used to tell you how rubbish I think the MoJ is (and I do), and how we ought to work to rule rather than go on strike (and I do). But it hasn’t said anything...

Great Expectations

I toyed with the idea of calling this post ‘Wall of Shame Redux’ and inviting posts on the topic of interviews and feedback, rather than the accusations which have bedevilled the last post. However, I thought I ought to make my position clear where it can...

Proof

I am sitting at my desk looking at a letter. The letter is from a young lady who appeared before me for sentence in January 2006. She had been dealing class A drugs. I imposed a suspended sentence with a Drug Treatment and Testing Order. That was on the lenient side...

Schools

I spoke to the 6th form at a school yesterday – something I regard as important, as you know, and which I wish all barristers would do. Unfortunately it isn’t possible to have 6th formers in Chambers – the logistics are just too complicated and there...

Miscellany-at-Law

Sorry for being so quiet but three things are happening simultaneously. Firstly, I am really busy and I am finding the work particularly difficult (I had hoped this would stop but it seems not). I also have a lecture to give next week – the detail was late...

An Introduction

I have fiddled with the timings so that this site reads downwards in logical order. Start here and keep going. I would welcome comment about the site and how helpful you find it. I’m not in a position to promise a reply – please don’t expect one...