William Byfield's Secret E-Diary

Secret E-Diary - October 2013

New Year in the Autumn, and the law of unintended consequences September 15, 2013: “To be Irish is to know that in the end the world will break your heart.” –... read more

Secret E-Diary - September 2013

We live in a world of the personality cult where urban rats being represented by thugs will rarely win the day. August 12, 2013: “It’s not whether you win or... read more

Secret E-Diary - August 2013

Allergic reactions to press releases from the Ministry of Justice July 12, 2013: “Life could be horrible in the wrong trouser of time.” Terry Pratchett Barristers possess... read more

Secret E-Diary - July 2013

A minute’s silence for the passing of the legal aid sytem June 10, 2013: “Nothing’s sacred to those devils.” Batman (Adam West)Short of bumping into the Four Horsemen of the... read more

Secret E-Diary - June 2013

Sadness that the dumbing down of the office of Lord Chancellor has inevitably led to a lack of protection for an independent legal profession May 6, 2013: “I won’t insult your intelligence by... read more

Secret E-Diary - May 2013

Prospective jury members had better make their excuses good if they want to wriggle out of performing their time-honoured duty April 8, 2013: Jury: A group of 12 people, who,... read more

Secret E-Diary - April 2013

A change in trial judge and an uncomfortable truth March 7, 2013: “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” - Albert Camus This last month may have had its... read more

Secret E-Diary - March 2013

A much anticipated day in court ends before it even gets started February 8 2013: “‘Twas a rough night!” - Macbeth It always is a rough night prior to the first day of an... read more

Secret E-Diary - February 2013

Old friends lead to reflections and regrets about old times. January 12, 2013:  "Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be." - Peter De Vries The usual January panic is upon me.... read more

Secret E-Diary - January 2013

“The lights are beginning to go out for some, including the most able, all over the Temple - and not just the Christmas ones” December 7, 2012: “A fool may be known by six things... read more