Tuesday, 30 October 2007

OK, OK...

Geeklawyer persuaded me at the 'small but perfectly formed' bloggers drinks last week that to keep readers hanging on was one thing but actually not letting them know was just cruel. I have been meaning to post since then and have finally been goaded into it by the most recent comment.

I was offered (and have accepted) tenancy, I did open the bottle of champagne and I have tried to be nice to the pupils, although this is rendered difficult by being out at court rather a lot.

Chambers hit me with a rent bill immediately, so I've gone overnight from receiving a pupillage award to paying chambers to work here. I've also sorted out my insurance with Bar Mutual, which is actually free until March for those starting after 1 October and taking the minimum level of insurance.

I'm far more relaxed now I have some security, the early signs for my practice look good and all is essentially well in the world of the ex-blogger formerly known as Pupilblogger.

Thanks for reading!

12 comments:

Nearly Legal said...

It took getting drunk with Geeklawyer to persuade you? (Actually, I can see how that might happen).

I was reduced to scanning various Chamber's sites for the likeliest candidates, dammit.

Heartiest congratulations - I'm truly, hugely delighted, although not at all surprised.

Android said...

This is awesome!!!! Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news!! Many congratulations - I'm so pleased you've let us know the outcome, great to know that the tale of pupilblogger has a happy ending.

geeklawyer said...

I'd like to think it was my persuasive powers but ...

Verity said...

Well done! Thanks for letting us know the ending - it was like getting to the end of a very long book only to find the last page was missing!

Good luck with the career!

Law Minx said...

Congratulations PB!!! Your post gives credence to my theory that you had been successful all along, and that you had, in fact, gone on a MASSIVE bender to celebrate!!

All the very best for the future!

Simon Myerson said...

Quite right too - and I'm sure the tenancy was the right decision as well ;). If you come to Leeds, say hi.

Anya said...

Congratulations! Delighted for you. Thanks for letting us know. All the best in the future.

The Chief said...

Congrats! Although being 'persuaded' by Geeklawyer sounds particularly painful.

Paranoid Pupil said...

Congrats Pupilblogger - great news. Hope that you enjoy "grown up" life. PP

Mr Pineapples said...

Well...that wasnt so painful after all was it? So weird of you to keep this to yourself. What was the point of that? Duh.

I was lining you up for another job too.

Well done though.

Are you starting "New Tenant Blog".

Anonymous said...

Yessss! Closure! Well done. Damn good blog too :D