Hands-on experience

News reaches Tulkinghorn that one particularly wise US judge recently ordered a bunch of warring lawyers to settle their dispute with a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

OK, the game was only to settle the location of where the sworn statement of a witness should be taken, but the concept is sound. Tulkinghorn is of the mind that judges across the land should adopt a similarly proactive stance to settling disputes.

Take the technology and construction court, for example. Forget all this new-fangled rubbish about getting judges to mediate disputes. Two lawyers, face to face, hands at the ready and bang! Row settled.

Apparently, by the way, the latest twist on Rock, Paper, Scissors is ‘Elephant, Cat, Mouse’. Apropos of nothing; just thought you’d like to know…