AuthorStephen Grant
g Part Nine g
Law has its amusing side. As storytellers, lawyers can regale
others with tales of defeat, woe, frustration and any vexing quality
one can imagine. A good rule about humour, exemplied in the
Rumpole of the Bailey series from the 70s, is that in any courtroom, it’s
best to let the judge make the quips; but, often, lawyers can’t help them-
selves. With the proliferation of professional awards and honours, how-
ever, lawyers can take themselves seriously … or not. Our witty observer
describes the folly of a self-aggrandizing awards night banquet, much to
the amusement of most of us.

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