William Byfield's Secret E-Diary

SecretE-Diary - October 2011

A sortie into the outside world leads to questions about how to adapt to modern times  September 10, 2011:  “Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get”- George Bernard... read more

SecretE-Diary - September 2011

Summertime - and the living is no longer quite so easy in the Temple during August.August 3, 2011: “In summer, the song sings itself.” -William Carlos Williams.Publicly funded barristers nowadays... read more

SecretE-Diary - August 2011

R v Grimble is not what it seems and phone hacking strikes close to homeJuly 11, 2011: “When you want to fool the world, tell the truth.” -Otto von Bismarck.My belief that Jason Grimble, the vapid... read more

SecretE-Diary - July 2011

The arduous process of giving a modern reference compares poorly with “days gone by”June 14, 2011: Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of introduction - Aristotle Chambers is... read more

SecretE-Diary - June 2011

The frustrations of being counsel for the defence  mount up as the case of R v Jason Grimble rumbles on...May 9, 2010: When the wine goes in, strange things come out - SchillerIn days gone by, losing... read more

SecretE-Diary - May 2011

Changes to the nature of pupillages lead to reminiscences of more colourful timesApril 9, 2011: “It’s a very ancient saying, but a true and honest thought, that if you become a teacher, by your... read more

SecretE-Diary - April 2011

William Byfield, Gutteridge ChambersHard times spawn a yearning for the luxuries of yesteryears and an unexpected flirtation14 March 2011: Change and decay in all around I see: O thou who changest... read more


William Byfield, Gutteridge Chambers This is what we’ve come to ... no longer just having our fees cut to the bone, hitting the good and the bad alike, but being second-guessed by incompetents.14... read more

Secret E-Diary

William Byfield, Gutteridge ChambersTo hell with slashed fees, the BSB, higher taxes, HM Government, and my client in the Claude Allerick trial! In the frozen countryside, there lurks worse.... read more

William Byfield’s Secret E-Diary

30 April 2009: DIARY ATTACHMENT SUPPLEMENT/SALUTARY LESSONS/When deep sleep falleth on men, fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake (Book of Job). read more