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Felix | Charm them into submission

A sharp suit lining and being a bit of a looker will help barristers get their way in court, says Felix

8 August 2013

There was great excitement at the Bar recently to find that as a profession we are rated as pretty hot property. A number of chaps have been identified by blog Your Barrister Boyfriend as being worth a second look not so much on their legal skills but based on their all-round "hotness".

Now such magnetic sexual attraction is not without its place in the court room. It is harder to see it lighting a fire over a rather contentious piece of drafting to do with a dry-shipping claim, although of course it may be that a wet-shipping claim may set the pulses racing. I for one have never quite understood the difference between the wet claims and the dry claims, having found both of them rather, well, dry, to be honest. But perhaps I have been missing something in all of that. Even so, it is hard to imagine getting flustered over charter-parties, bills of lading and exclusion clauses.

However, the Crown Cour...

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