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More Legal Costs Blog branded t-shirts

By on Aug 6, 2010 | 5 comments

Our newly launched Legal Costs Blog branded range of t-shirts has been an instant hit with orders flying off the shelf. We are delighted to be able to announce that a further selection of designs is now available.  As before, the t-shirts have our brand new Legal Costs Blog logo on the rear and one of the following slogans on the front: “Actually, I think you’ll find it was Lord Scott who gave the dissenting judgment in Callery v Gray” “The Legal Costs Blog is very educational. After reading it for 30 minutes I thought: ‘Well, that taught me a lesson'” “If legal costs disputes are really so complicated why did God create costs muppets? Or was that the work of the devil?” “What do you mean: ‘unreported decision’? It’s reported in Costs Law Reports“ “My teachers said I’d never amount to anything. I’ve just qualified as a Costs Lawyer.  Who’s laughing now? “Define ‘fraudulent claim for costs'” “So many courts to go to, so many judges to annoy, so little time” “It’s sort of like being an accountant but with less obvious value to humanity” “Grade C fee earner? Can you be a little more specific?” “I read the Legal Costs Blog. I’m none the wiser but I am better informed. “Specialist costs counsel kick sand in the face of specialist tax counsel” “No, I’m fine. I work in legal costs. I always look this miserable” “Five out of four costs negotiators don’t understand fractions” “Litigant-in-person you say? If you’ll just leave your telephone number I’ll make sure someone gets back to you” “My boss read all 663 pages of the Preliminary Jackson Report plus appendices and all 557 pages of the Final Jackson Report and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” “Who’s Lord Justice Jackson?” A couple of the fee earners at Gibbs Wyatt Stone have kindly agreed to model one of our earlier t-shirt designs (thank you Bianca and Chantelle):      ...

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Legal Costs Blog branded t-shirts

By on Jul 19, 2010 | 6 comments

Last week I attended a couple of functions hosted by chambers that specialise in legal costs. The first event was Hailsham Chambers Annual Costs Group Seminar. The second was 39 Essex Street’s Summer Garden Party. At the first event I met a perfectly charming young lady who said, and I’m obviously paraphrasing for comedy effect, “Oh my God! You’re Simon Gibbs who writes the Legal Costs Blog. I can’t believe I’m really talking to you”. At the second event I met another perfectly charming young lady who said, and this time I don’t need to paraphrase for comedy effect, “Oh my God! You’re Simon Gibbs who writes the Legal Costs Blog. I can’t believe I’m really talking to you. You’re a guru of the legal costs world”. Now, I don’t know what surprised me most: 1. That there appear to be as many as two people who regularly read the Legal Costs Blog; or 2. That I have somehow managed to acquire groupies. I guess there’s a surprisingly fine line between something being flattering and something being just a little bit creepy. Anyway, given the massive popularity of the Legal Costs Blog, the next logical step is to make available t-shirts so fans can show their support. We’ve put together the following selection. Unfortunately, we’re still working on the online ordering system so you’ll have to email to enquire about sizes and pricing. The t-shirts have our brand new Legal Costs Blog logo on the rear and one of the following slogans on the front: "I ♥ THE LEGAL COSTS BLOG" "I instructed specialist costs counsel to attend the SCCO and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" "Costs Lawyer v Accountant. That’s a slap fight I’d pay to see" "I spend 90% of my life drafting bills of costs and reading the Legal Costs Blog. The rest is just wasted" "Pay peanuts, get costs monkeys" "Those law costs draftsmen who think they know it all are an annoyance to those of us who do" "Two costs draftsmen in the same room is a detailed assessment. Three is a party" "I’m also authorised to administer oaths" "That reminds me about a really interesting story about a costs case I...

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Clay Cost Muppet Shooting

By on Aug 21, 2009 | 0 comments

Here we are in the middle of August and you find that the rest of the office is away on holiday and it’s too wet to go outside to play. To help pass the time why not play Clay Cost Muppet Shooting (external link) courtesy of Box Legal? Apparently, no cost muppets were harmed or subjected to psychological torment during production of the...

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