View Full Version : Solicitors' Names - Eh?

12th May 2005, 10:42
Why do solicitors and barristers have such strange names?

One example: David D'Alton instead of David Dalton????

Is it some legal requirement to get revenge on them for studying law? (If so, it's a great idea!)

I did have a cousin who's studying law, but I don't talk to him any more ;)


Conan the Librarian
12th May 2005, 10:46
Same thing with advertising agencies. Never seen one yet called Jones & co or similar. There always has to be at least one trendy, duplicated or "unusual" name.

'scuse me - need to go and get my pink braces out of the tumble dryer...

tony draper
12th May 2005, 11:01
Haraway and Shite are my legal representitives.

12th May 2005, 12:09
Kanwee Suuem and Howe represent me.....

spud's on the job
12th May 2005, 12:24
same with American Golfers - wtf is THAT all about

12th May 2005, 12:43
She told me her name was Rosie, just Rosie.

Ooops sorry, wrong sort of solicitor... :O

12th May 2005, 13:06
Filch, Weasel & Connive - Solicitors

Matt Skrossa
12th May 2005, 14:14
Any one used that well known, but redundant firm, in the home counties, Claxby, Pease and Debden?

12th May 2005, 14:14
Maclay Murray and Spens are commonly referred to as Delay, Worry and Expense in the trade.

And who can forget Private Eye's pet firm, Messrs Sue Grabbit & Runne?

12th May 2005, 14:48
Kidderminster's Dolittle and Dally were for real...

and I like 'The Butler-Dunnett Consortium' in Greenford but I think they are estate agents.

12th May 2005, 14:52
Used be a company in Dublin:

Costigin and Costigin
Legal Costs Accountants

I kid you not

12th May 2005, 15:14
Those famous Aussie solicitors L'ar and DeShonko.

(Fast Forward anyone?)

Nick Riviera
12th May 2005, 19:44
Not forgetting the Jewish Japanese law firm, Sosumi.

12th May 2005, 20:05

I believe Private Eye always managed a typo when referring to Peter Carter-Ruck.

They are usually so erudite, too.


Conan the Librarian
13th May 2005, 00:02
Nice to see Private Eye is taken by so many. If I go to a desert Island, that will be my chosen publication and I full intend to be planted with the latest issue in the box.

13th May 2005, 07:26
Foxham, Conham & Stuffham.

13th May 2005, 11:28
Peter Carter-Ruck was never known by anything other than his Eye soubriquet. He loved it - he believed it considerably enhanced his reputation as the rottweiler of the libel world.

Sad isn't it, people don't do libel like they used to.

13th May 2005, 12:23
How about " Dropit and Barkmore"

They deal in cases in the vetinary world!

14th May 2005, 01:58
here in SF we have a "Low Ball & Lynch" - www.lowball.com .

Mind you, a perusal of their Partner list indicates they have lost their Ball[s]

18th May 2005, 00:37
I did have a cousin who's studying law, but I don't talk to him any more

Did have? Did you divorce him?

18th May 2005, 09:46
In Barnsley there was a firm called 'Raley and Pratt'. Suspect everyone wanted to see Mr. Raley...

18th May 2005, 16:28
I currently have some dealings with a law firm in Barnsley called Raley's.

Presumably they ditched the Pratt!! :ok:

18th May 2005, 16:41
Somewhere in the good ole US of A must be a firm called Walton, Smith & Walton?

I mean, who would want to be known as "The Waltons"?! :O

cessna l plate
18th May 2005, 17:41
I use that excellent firm of advocates
Cheetham & Swindells

18th May 2005, 18:36
Nice to see Private Eye is taken by so many

Not judging by the comments on George Galloway in another forum.

Been reading the Eye for twenty years now, have lived here for six months...


18th May 2005, 19:20
Is the law frim of Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe simply an American thing then?