21.10.10

Legal Week reviews the Law Blogs



Nice article by Alex Aldridge in Legal Week in which he reviews the UK's law blogs. You can read the full text here. He says the following about the BabyBarista Blog:




"Individual blogs like BabyBarista, Charon QC, Head of Legal and Geeklawyer led the way...


BabyBarista - Fictional insider account of life at the Bar, running since 2006 and made into a book, Law and Disorder, last year. In adapting a Bridget Jones-style comical account to the law, author Tim Kevan arguably invented a new sub-genre that has sparked a number of imitators. The blog is now hosted by The Guardian website."

12.10.10

Review of ‘Law and Disorder’ by Charles Courtley

Nice review of Law and Disorder by Charles Courtley, the pen-name for the author of the excellent Wig Begone. You can read the article here or below.

LAUGHING AT THE LAW
I’m delighted to state that my book now appears on the Lovereading website and so I  join a pantheon of other legal humorists – a bunch of writers all dedicated to treating the Law as a bit of a joke.
So, if you’re tired of serious coutroom novels, lighten up a little with a toddle through our pretend world.
Henry Cecil’s ” Brothers in Law” series will take you right back to the career of a rather prim barrister of the 1950s, whilst John Mortimer’s immortal “Rumpole of the Bailey” books examine the legal scene from the other side of the age spectrum.
Tim Kevan will bring you bang up to date with his witty book “Law and Disorder”  – a  brilliant parody of the modern profession and I trust that my own, more traditional tale, “Wig Begone by Charles Courtley” , the nostalgic story of a young barrister’s shenanigans in the 1970s will raise a laugh too!

6.10.10

Sponsored guest post: Low velocity road accident compensation claims

To an outside observer, looking at the aftermath of a low velocity collision between two vehicles, it might not look like anyone was injured. After all, in a sizeable proportion of road accidents that happen at velocities of less than 10mph, neither vehicle receives any damage. However, for the passengers, it might be a different story. Just because the outsides of their vehicles show little or no signs of damage, it does not mean that they themselves have escaped unscathed. A whiplash injury is one of the most common injuries people suffer in a low velocity road accident and can happen even in accidents where there doesn’t appear to be any external damage to your vehicle.

The majority of collisions that happen on roads in this country involve low velocities. Shunts and bumps between vehicles in slow moving traffic, or on the approach to roundabouts or other junctions, are far more common than high velocity smashes. At these low velocities, the durability of most modern vehicles means that no repairs are necessary. After all, it would be extremely inconvenient to have to take your car to a garage for repairs every time another motorist bumped into it.

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Author: Neil Worrall