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BabyBarista – Big cats at the Bar

An older barrister was in chambers this morning questioning HeadClerk about why he hadn’t had any decent briefs in the last few months. “Very sad to see,” whispered OldSmoothie. “He used to be the very best there was but for whatever reason, solicitors have more recently looked elsewhere.” “Reminds me of the roar of a Continue reading

BabyBarista: The key to winning – with @TheICLR online

Two of the pupils had raised the question today as to what it is that really wins a case. “Not hiring TheCreep is a good start,” said BusyBody. “I always make a point of hiring OldSmoothie when UpTights is on the other side. With his arrogance and pomposity he never fails to press her buttons,” Continue reading

BabyBarista: In the dock for failing to use @TheICLR

I had a terrible dream last night in which I was standing in the dock in my wig and gown and looking up at a terrifying judge (I won’t mention who he was) as he boomed down his judgment from on high. “BabyBarista, you have been found guilty of the heinous crime of failing to Continue reading

BabyBarista – Barristers always judge a book by its cover

OldSmoothie was lecturing the pupils at chambers tea today. “Remember this in all things and you can’t go far wrong: always judge a book by its cover.” “Don’t you mean that you shouldn’t always judge a book by its cover?” interrupted BusyBody. “Quite the opposite. Appearance not only matters but is a good indication as Continue reading

Carbolic smoke bongs! A revealing post from BabyBarista

Regrets? We’ve all had a few. Especially in our misspent youths. But as the latest post from the BabyBarista blog shows, there are some quite simple steps you can take to remedy even the most embarrassing (professionally speaking) lapses in your past. Chambers were discussing one of the candidates for a third six pupillage today. Continue reading

Avoid the imposter syndrome with the ICLR online

You’re a pupil, about to embark on your second six months. You’ve finally earned the right to appear in court on behalf of a client. You’ve got your first brief. Nervous? You should be. “The problem is,” as one of the pupils depicted in the latest BabyBarista blog puts it, “that I’ll feel like a Continue reading

BabyBarista – Pupillage and How to Survive It…

It’s that time of year again, when the Target Jobs Pupillage Fair is looming. With this in mind BabyBarista has offered some vital tips for pupils who will be taking the leap from College to Chambers. It seems that there is an array of tips to keep pupils on top form and in their pupil Continue reading

BabyBarista – The ICLR Online – Does size matter?

This week’s ICLR edition featured on the BabyBarista blog The Creep gets his comeuppance in court before Judge Jewellery thanks to the ICLR Online. The above image is courtesy of the BabyBarista blog (illustrated by Alex Williams) Our reports may print out in a “small” fashion, but we can assure you that they are perfectly Continue reading