The Shoutbox
Originally Posted by John McClane
Never trust a lawyer that can't keep themselves out of jail. Words to live by.
I just shared that with my firm and they agree.
Never trust a lawyer that can't keep themselves out of jail. Words to live by.
Originally Posted by Torgo
That's interesting. I always thought it would be funny if the opposing lawyers shook hands, hugged, etc. and then had lunch together after their trial ends. I guess there are some occasions when that happens.
I think that can easily happen when the stakes are not as high. My case (I canít disclose much more, at least at this stage) is the biggest High Court case of the year and it will definitely set a precedent. Also the lawyers involved were themselves under investigation, as our opponent is itself a law firm. I think they feel utterly screwed over, which they are - not being gleeful there, by the way, we didnít exactly anticipate destroying the firm in the process. The guy whoís going to jail is one of their retired partners. Itís proper Stieg Larsson shit, if I do say so myself.
That's interesting. I always thought it would be funny if the opposing lawyers shook hands, hugged, etc. and then had lunch together after their trial ends. I guess there are some occasions when that happens.
If itís something milder, then yes, probably - though said Ďsidesí are likely to be lawyers who, yes, will get wasted together and probably share dirty tricks. But, alas, we are above that, as we are not *quite* lawyers.

We are worse, we destroy reputationsÖ 😈
Originally Posted by Torgo
Originally Posted by AgrippinaX
Originally Posted by Chypmunk
Sorry, I get so used to people on here misinterpreting my soh that I tend to now try and read my shouts from different angles. Bit of a pain if the doorbell rings and I'm in a convoluted position but c'est la vie I guess.

Glad you're on the winning side.

p.s. We did have pizza and alcohol back in the 1990s too
So it came to an abrupt end as my client won the case today. Yay-yay-yay, the other side has been annihilated! Swimming in champagne tonight.
Congrats! I've always wondered: does the winning side ever console the losing side, invite them for drinks afterwards, etc., or is there typically no communication, or at worse, an exchange of "evil glares?"
I think it massively depends, to be honest. In our case, we have proven that the other side has been lying and bribed a government agency, also they lied under oath, which means the key witness for their side is going to jail - in earnest. Also, because they put forward a witness who lied under oath, the entire firm is likely to fold. So, as you might imagine, they might not be in the mood to drink, except Torrance-style, and certainly not with us.

But thank you, this one was tough as hell. I didnít think Iíd see the end of it.
Originally Posted by AgrippinaX
Originally Posted by Chypmunk
Sorry, I get so used to people on here misinterpreting my soh that I tend to now try and read my shouts from different angles. Bit of a pain if the doorbell rings and I'm in a convoluted position but c'est la vie I guess.

Glad you're on the winning side.

p.s. We did have pizza and alcohol back in the 1990s too
So it came to an abrupt end as my client won the case today. Yay-yay-yay, the other side has been annihilated! Swimming in champagne tonight.
Congrats! I've always wondered: does the winning side ever console the losing side, invite them for drinks afterwards, etc., or is there typically no communication, or at worse, an exchange of "evil glares?"
Originally Posted by Chypmunk
Sorry, I get so used to people on here misinterpreting my soh that I tend to now try and read my shouts from different angles. Bit of a pain if the doorbell rings and I'm in a convoluted position but c'est la vie I guess.

Glad you're on the winning side.

p.s. We did have pizza and alcohol back in the 1990s too
So it came to an abrupt end as my client won the case today. Yay-yay-yay, the other side has been annihilated! Swimming in champagne tonight.
Originally Posted by John McClane
This one is still my favorite: "The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, Iíll never be as good as a wall."
This is pretty great.
This one is still my favorite: "The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, Iíll never be as good as a wall."
Originally Posted by doubledenim
Mitch lives forever, man ūüėé
He'll never stop being funny.
"I don't have a microwave oven, but I have a clock that occasionally cooks s***."