Saturday, 31 January 2009

Busy busy bee ...

As my first six swoops steadily to its conclusion, I have been kept busy. The odd chap mentioned in my previous post has gone from not looking or talking to me, to suddenly acting like my best friend. He has provided me with a few bits of interesting work, not simply confined to crime, which is good. I did a couple of Appeal advices for him, and they were both sent off to the solicitors unamended, so gold star to me! Also an advice on a slightly boring Commercial contract/Business rates matter is currently being worked on. Despite strange initial dealings with him, I now find this chap to be interesting and funny.


Other than this I have been sitting in a couple of very interesting trials. Last week it was a charge of double GBH in circumstances where if found guilty, the Defendant would have been subject to an indeterminate prison sentence because of his previous. Fortunately for our guy, the jury took just 9 minutes to acquit him! A record time for the experienced barrister I was sitting behind. This week it's another serious GBH, coupled with a kidnap, so all very God Father like. Such gratuitous violence makes a welcome change, as my PM deals with a lot of sex crime, particularly dealing with children, which can get rather heavy going and yucky dealing with the Defendant's involved. Further a senior member of chambers has got a murder retrial coming up, so I've also been familiarising myself with those, extensive, papers.


I'm still very eager to get on with my second six - got my advocacy course before then though, which no doubt will prove interesting.


All the best to everyone - I see Olpas its gearing itself up to "that" time of year again. If I can be of any assistance to anyone embarking on the sole destroying pastime of pupillage applications, please feel free to get in touch.


PB

4 comments:

Android said...

Hey, it's good to hear that everything's going well. Good luck with your second six!

LawMinx said...

Hiya Beanie,

Isn't it amazing how time flies! Near the end of your second six? It seems like only yesterday that you were in contemplation of beginning your great adventure into pupil land!

I'm so glad to see that it's all goping well, that the work is interesting and varied and that ,well,Weird Guy isnt so Weird after all!

EEEEE! You've said the 'O' word!!!! Now that you have actually SAID it, you can expect to be BOMBARDED with requests for help!!!

The 50-Year-Old Pupil said...

On the night of 31st July 2007, on the eve of the start of the OLPAS offers window, while I slumbered, Satan came for me. Satan swept me across a Great City to the doorstep of Chambers of My Dreams and, in his incarnation as the Ghost of Tenancies Yet to Come, showed me my name on the drop list at the foot of the steps. This, Satan said, he could deliver for me. In return he wanted my signature on the Contract from Hell ("the Contract"), that after my death, which would be soon in coming, undignified and agonising, he would possess my immortal soul to damn to aeternal ruin, to suffer unpeakable pains, degradation and torment in the unending darkness visible of the Inferno.

Further, in consideration of the Contract, Satan demanded the souls of my wife and two children who would die young and suffer the fearsome torments of perpetual squalor and damnation within line of sight of my own imprisonment, my eyelids preternaturally frozen open. And further still, the souls of my beloved parents would be dethroned from their exalted state in the bliss of Paradise, which they enjoyed for their exemplary and noble lives including their sacrifices for the benefit of their son, and be cast down into the pit.

But for this, pupillage, tenancy, the whole shebang could be arranged.

I looked Satan firmly in the eye and said ...

"What's the catch?"

Swiss Tony said...

Hey Beanie, glad its going well for you.

Gold stars indeed. Whats the chances it was a deal struck with the sol to pretend to accept your advice. (I hope they do that with me because they sure as heck won't be accepting my advice any other way!)

Good to hear from you again. I missed your post due to not having you on my list, so I shall fix that forthwith

Swizz