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Thursday, 20 October 2011

A Memorable Typo

Remember the days of Temps - before we outsourced extra work or used voice recognition??

The quality was always mixed. For some reason I just remembered a classic typo from a few years ago.

I was acting for the family of a child. The family were visiting a local store and ascending the stairs. A large wooden bannister came away from the wall and fell onto the child causing a bit of an injury. I duly despatched a letter of claim to the store and got a cryptic reply from insurers. They said that they had noted the circumstances and wondered whther we had complained to the Bar Counci. Huh??

I checked the file and noticed that letter said - 'as our client was ascending the stairs a heavy barrister fell on her head.'!

Now that would have been a sight to behold! 

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