Laugh with a Law Firm


May 2006

Laugh with a Law Firm

Legal eagles are turning to humour to try to shake off their dusty image.

But Salisbury law firm Bonallack & Bishop are saving their quips for their regular commercial email newsletter rather than amusing Magistrates and Judges.

Included in the jokes that have been part of the newsletter, which also appear on the firm’s new website, include:

What do dinosaurs and decent lawyers have in common?
They are both extinct! 


Lawyer: "Judge, I wish to appeal my client's case on the basis of newly discovered evidence."

Judge: "And what is the nature of the new evidence?"

Lawyer: "Judge, I discovered that my client still has £500 left."

Senior Partner Tim Bishop said “there is a perception that lawyers are intimidating, and that they are simply men in grey suits working with ink quill pens! To some people, going to see their solicitor can be worse than a trip to the dentist. Humour is a simple way that we can show we recognise the worries clients have about us and that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. The main purpose of the email newsletter, which goes out to 1,000 businesses locally, is to show people that we are a proactive firm, work with them to develop their business and to warn them off problems before they emerge and to let potential clients know that it is relatively easy for clients to obtain advice.”

Tim Bishop can be contacted on 01722 422300.

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