Observant little ...

I don't understand the answer, but I may have some ideas on the question...

Is it possible?

Is there actually a QC or SC1 in existence who would be prepared to give a written opinion on a 4 folder brief2 within 48 hours of the request? No? Didn't think so. But try telling my client that! *sigh*

Why can't it go to a junior? Who would still have trouble meeting the deadline but may actually have the time to dedicate an entire day to it tomorrow? Because we're getting it as a 2nd opinion because they didn't like the 1st opinion and there is no point in getting the 2nd opinion unless it's from someone more senior. *even bigger sigh*

Practising law would be so much easier if I didn't have to deal with people!

1 Queen's Counsel or Senior Counsel - they're basically the same thing, just QCs were appointed by the Governor-in-Council and SCs were appointed by the Chief Justice. But considering the Governor-in-Council acted on the advice of the Chief Justice anyway, the distinction is miniscule. Anyone who "took silk" before 1994 is a QC, after 1994 is an SC.

2 ie 4 large ring binders, not including the 400+ pages of legislation which no QC/SC is highly familiar with and which would need to be considered in some depth.

Listening to: Enter the Haggis - free downloads from their website


Blogger SwissToni said...

enter the haggis, eh? I'm not sure I could take them seriously with that name. I suppose the only way to find out is to head over to their website and have a listen though.
(damn you Ka!)


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