Law and Disorder: Confessions of a Pupil Barrister Paperback – 2 Aug 2010
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As with all good books the action revolves around some carefully crafted (and crafty) characters, most of whom are referred to by their `blog' titles throughout - a modern and very pleasing touch. Tim Kevan has drawn on his own experience as a barrister to bring us into a rarefied legal world in a style that is both entertaining and illuminating. If we believe that barristers are the very epitome of probity, then we evidently do so at our peril.
BabyBarista and the Art of War is a well-written, well-paced, very funny page-turner and one of the most enjoyable books I have read for a long time. I look forward to following more adventures of this fascinating character.
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It's a thoroughly amusing read and should be required reading for anyone contemplating a career at the Bar (or as a solicitor, we don't come out too well either). It's the story of a "Pupil" (newly-qualified) barrister training in Chambers trying to outwit and outmanoeuvre the three other pupils in the hunt for the holy grail at the Bar; a tenancy in Chambers. The characters are all vividly drawn and credible; the situations the characters find themselves in all give a real flavour of litigation from the side of the practitioner. There's plenty to amuse both lawyers and non-lawyers alike.
It's not just a comedy though. He also touches on big issues such as the independence of the Bar which will become much more of a live issue now that solicitors and barristers can go into partnership together since the introduction of Legal Disciplinary Partnerships last April.Read more ›
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