Monday, October 15, 2012

Free Legal Advice: Welcome to the wonderful modern Bar

Lawyers are no different from other professionals. The good side and the flip side are all there. For instance, social snobbery can be discovered as an art and at its best heights within the conversations that we as lawyers tend to have about others.

Here's a real conversation between senior lawyers from the book Baby Barista and the Art of War, that is a must read for every budding and senior lawyer who is a practitioner of the litigation system:

Boss: I don't know what the world is coming to these days.

Head of Chambers: Even ten years ago. Extraordinary, really. Sometimes I just don't recognize the world we live in."

Boss: Yes. To think that over half of our next door chamber's tenants are now non-Oxbridge."

"Do you think its catching?"

"It certainly seems to be."

"Well, I think we need to guard against it as a matter of top priority."

My take on this interesting conversation: Welcome to the wonderful modern Bar.