My candle burns at both ends
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light.

Edna St. Vincent Millay, "A Few Figs from Thistles", US poet (1892 - 1950)

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Off Games

Dear Captain of the Law Team,
Please excuse our Josephine from exams. She is unwell with trenchfoot...


Trenchfoot it is not, but Josephine is feeling decidedly iffy. It could be an allergy to land law, an intolerance to revision or - most likely of all - overexposure to traffic pollution from having her window open whilst working at her desk. Some might say it serves her right for not getting fitted for a gas mask.

9 comments:

lawyer-2-be said...

Having considered the evidence I have concluded that this malaise is actually an aversion to revision after all, not exposure to fumes caused by lack of attractive gas mask. JB should be prescribed an anti-blogging treatment to see her through until the end of exams. If successful, perhaps JB could send some along to L2B too!

Charon QC said...

It is perfectly acceptable to be allergic to Land Law - a subject almost devoid of any interest to anyone other than Land Law lawyers - gawd bless 'em and.... building societies / banks.

I have known a few Land Lawyers... perfectly sensible, meticulous, (some God fearing) but.... all sharing a desire to have a ground plan.... and... I suspect... wish they had been architects.. only a theory.

Curiously, I don't see many Lad Lawyers in bars... (Not even at The Gaucho Grill opposite the hallowed ground of the land Registry in Chancery Lane) possibly because they may have signed a covenant, or would spend their time looking at rights to light...or fret about an easement... or even adverse possession of a table by a regular.... they may, even, possibly, even, worry about co-ownership or if there was a licence in force...

Thankfully... they are not intersted in coats... so I'll get mine now

Have a good weekend

as always.... we guarantee title to land....

Charon QC said...

Lad lawyers... Freudian slip.. plenty of those at bars in the City... I did, of course, mean Land Lawyers....

mea culpa

Charon
Unregistered

Charon said...

I have just been informed by email that The Land Registry has moved to Cymraeg.... probably a good thing.

Fortunately, since I assume there are more houses in England than in Cymraeg, the Land Registry has provided a version for English property buyers.


I rather like the idea, however, of people sitting around at dinner parties talking about house prices in Welsh... although I have a view that the Welsh have better things to talk about.

Josephine Bloggs said...

Tee hee, thank you for the amusing contributions Charon :)

Ah, Land law's not so bad. It's an unfortunate subject on account of not being blessed with the hilarity afforded to tort or criminal case law. Much, I suppose, as I find it difficult to get excited by the contents of a will or a contract regarding ships and charters and whatnot.

That said, I can see the historical and intellectual attraction of both land law and equity, and it's a pity that those things are lost to the time-pressure of a GDL.

L2B - perhaps I should send the Revision Police around once they've finished up here? They've put me on probation :)

lawyer-2-be said...

Oh dear - I fear that I too would be put on probabtion, if not 'sent down' without trial - perhaps that would be sufficient excuse for me to evade assessments altogether?! Tell the revision police I live in Outer Mongolia... L2B :-)

Anonymous said...

... If the revision police have put you lot on probation, they've detained me indefinately without charge - of course, I can revise/study ANY time I like, and will be released on a memoranda of understanding that I will not in any way and in any form be subject to the intellectual pursuit of land law - or indeed ANY kind of property law come to that. My lawyers are arguing my case before the Court of Appeal even as I write this!

Martin said...

Oh come now, Land Law isn't so bad. And at least you only have to study it once. I teach it every single year...

Any Josephine, I couldn't help noticing that you have taken inspiration from my entry in last month's caption competition over on Charon's blog. I'm flattered!

(www.martingeorge.org)

Josephine Bloggs said...

I confess I am almost getting to like Land law. (Why else would I be reading about easements at half ten on a Sunday night?)

With regard to my recent contribution to Charon's Caption Contest, I consulted with Accidental Law Student as to whether it would be inappropriate, tasteless and unladylike and we agreed that it probably would. But naughty-schoolgirl temptation was too much: you may have noticed Josephine's propensity for the sublimely ridiculous and we all know how gossip spreads :)