The Viceroy’s House: Partition and Mr. Jinnah, barrister and founder of Pakistan

It was 70 years ago this week that Britain granted independence to the Indian subcontinent which was partitioned into two countries - Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Despite interesting but mixed reviews, I am going to see this new movie, "The Viceroy's House" about the partition under the final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten. Released... Continue Reading →

Advocatrix Diaboli

  Defence lawyers, prosecution lawyers, bewigged and bewildered using their legal minds to wage justice in the sometimes tyrannical world of truth and power in the criminal courts. It's in the long, sometimes 'bloody' battles of the court room, with zealous advocacy, that defence lawyers speak truth to power. Zealous advocacy without regard to gender,... Continue Reading →

Lawya Art: Robert Dickerson

Legal Legal Eagles   ROBERT DICKERSON (born 1924) Two Barristers Conversing at a Table offset lithograph ed. 11/500 signed lower right: R. Dickerson 32.5 x 27.5cm   Barristers' Meeting   Dickerson Art   ROBERT DICKERSON (1924-2015) Three Lawyers pastel signed lower right 19 x 28.5cm ROBERT DICKERSON (born 1924) A Barrister and his Client offset lithograph ed. 11/500... Continue Reading →

Barristerial shiny green frogs in powdered wigs!

  Bewigged. Frog Barrister. Shiny and green including slimy green barristerial fingers! Handsome, confident and ready. Perhaps even smug. Could it be Captain Cook? George Washington or a smug Robespierre? Definitely not Rumpole of the Bailey. Definitely the Captain Cook look!     Heavy lidded, big jowled, bulging belly.  Barristerial green frog in cravat (jabot) and powdered wig. More Horace Rumpolean, perhaps,... Continue Reading →

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