It can be a tragically small world
“Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary – that’s what gets you…”– Jeremy Clarkson
Life is often tough at the top
“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”– Ronald Reagan
Not everything creepy happens at night...
“Never make predictions, especially about the future” – Casey Stengel
The power of speech is proved again
“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” – L. P. Hartley: The Go-Between
A night to remember?
“Change and decay in all around I see” – Henry F. Lyte
Health dominates the General Election
“Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.” – Gore Vidal
Cuts to the budget are having strange effects.
When I started as a young pupil I had a kind pupil master who, on days when he was out, used to send me to court with other members of Chambers.
Preparation is not always simplification.
Barristers do go on about prep...
The Criminal Bar is no country for young people.
In the unlikely event that anyone else ever wished to chronicle my headship of Gutteridge Chambers, it might be noticed during my time that almost all the old truths of life in Chambers had been turned on their heads.
Eerie times in the courts.
I try to get in all my sitting days as a Recorder of the Crown Court in one go if I can. I quite enjoy the daily routine with no annoying clients, witnesses or judges. Indeed, I am the annoying judge for a season.
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