A fly on the wall at the Bar – for the first time in 800 years – The Times

Posted September 25th, 2008 in barristers, news by sally

“‘I don’t care what you think. I don’t care what your opinion is. I don’t give a monkey’s. You’re the advocate.’ Master John Leslie, who deals daily in the High Court with advocates making procedural submissions, was putting an aspiring barrister through her paces. “I hope I’m not too brutal,” he said in an aside to camera, in a new television series, The Barristers. ‘But in order to bring something home, you need to be direct — you can’t pussy-foot around and say ‘well done’ when mistakes have been made that can be corrected and ought to be corrected.’ ”

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The Times, 24th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk