Not a Barrister

Not a  Barrister Senior Clerk

Barristers' clerk who has worked in the North, the South and now the Midlands (but never in that London). Author of a whimsical blog about the joys of clerking. A passionate advocate for old fashioned clerking values delivered with a modern approach. Drinker of real ale/craft beer. Walker of dogs (both his own, not other people's).

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Clerklife: Moving on up 04 MAR 2016

Clerklife: Moving on up

'I need a word with you,' growled the Senior Clerk. 'Oh no,' thought I, 'what have I done this...

Clerklife: I've got the power! 26 JAN 2016

Clerklife: I've got the power!

After successfully booking in my first case, I was now deemed trustworthy enough to take phone...

Clerklife: All by myself 30 NOV 2015

Clerklife: All by myself

As each day went by I learned a little more about the world of barristers and clerks. My time...

Clerklife: People are strange, when you're a clerk 09 NOV 2015

Clerklife: People are strange, when you're a clerk

In the whimsical meanderings of my previous posts I talk a lot about clerks but very little...

Clerklife: All you needed to know about criminal listings but were afraid to ask - Part 2 21 SEP 2015

Clerklife: All you needed to know about criminal listings but were afraid to ask - Part 2

Cue Dick Barton music... When last we saw our plucky hero (me) I was perilously close to making...

Clerklife: All you needed to know about criminal listings but were afraid to ask - Part 1 28 AUG 2015

Clerklife: All you needed to know about criminal listings but were afraid to ask - Part 1

'Look, it's easy - JPS has to do the sentence that's reserved to Judge Jones and the two Plea and...

Clerklife: My first listing meeting 24 JUL 2015

Clerklife: My first listing meeting

‘Get yer jacket on, you’re off to the chancery listing meeting’ [1] It was Monday and I...

Clerklife: We are family 18 JUN 2015

Clerklife: We are family

'Take this brief to Bill, then nip to Trev as he’s got something for us and on your way back get...

Clerklife: Becoming a barrister's clerk 19 MAY 2015

Clerklife: Becoming a barrister's clerk

'This is a brief,' he said, indicating the tatty pile of papers tied up with hot pink string...