Kerry Underwood


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Scene: One of the four remaining County Courts. A personal injury small claim hearing is taking place.




Good morning. Please introduce yourself.


Claimant’s Representative:


I am Fat Fred from the Dog and Duck.




I have a note from the Ipswich Union Insurance Company saying:-


“Do your worst – £400.00. In fact as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility kick throw in the extra £25.00 for the psychological injury – that will get a nice bunch of flowers.”


Fat Fred:


I want as much as possible as quickly as possible. I am on 60% of damages.




You mean 40% for you and 60% for your client?


Fat Fred:


I know what I mean. I am a McKenzie Friend. I can do what I want.




I see. The medical evidence is from a Doctor Doolittle Is he here?


Fat Fred:


Yes, that’s me. I am a McKenzie Doctor – cheaper and I just make the evidence up.




Well I am not sure about anything, so I am not going to make a decision at all – I am going to pretend that today never happened.


Fat Fred:


But you are a trained and qualified lawyer! It is your job to make a decision.




Me? Trained? Qualified? Lawyer? Whatever gave you that idea?


I have no training, no qualifications, no knowledge, no experience, no ethics, no nothing.


I am the Lord Chancellor.






See my blog:-



Written by kerryunderwood

November 18, 2016 at 10:48 am

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  1. This has made the whole office laugh out loud (and then start crying because its the truth)…


    November 18, 2016 at 11:22 am

  2. So sad that it is so near to the truth!


    November 18, 2016 at 12:14 pm

  3. Hi Kerry


    I wonder if Ms Truss would regard suffering a serious injury as an opportunity to win a “jackpot”.

    May I please repost this on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn etc) – attributed to you, of course?



    t. +44 (0) 1305 858 050
    fax +44 (0) 1305 458191

    Wessex Chambers
    33 Trinity Street
    DT1 1TT

    DX 8718 Dorchester

    PRINCIPAL: Mr J.A.F. Blackburn BA (Hons), Solicitor.

    Blackburn & Co. does not accept service of documents by fax or by e-mail. Blackburn & Co. is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (registered number 523257). Our VAT Registration No. is 919 8249 80.

    When addressed to any of our clients, any opinions or advice contained in this e-mail and any attachments are subject to the terms and conditions set out in the applicable retainer between the client(s) and Blackburn & Co.

    Opinions, conclusions and other information in this e-mail and any attachments which do not relate to the business of Blackburn & Co. are neither given nor endorsed by it.

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    John Blackburn

    November 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm

  4. Dear Kerry, how wonderful. Made me laugh out loud on the train! We must run this as a back page – do I have your permission?
    Your costs updates have gone down v well – can we talk about some follow up articles and possibly a short series: “Kerry’s tips re how to make your business profitable post Jackson, post Grayling and post Brexit…”
    Let me know when you’re in the UK for a catch up pre or post-Christmas
    Kind regards
    Jan (& Fat Fred)

    Miller, Jan (LNG-HBE)

    November 21, 2016 at 8:37 am

    • Dear Jan

      Of course you do! You are alway very welcome to use anything from the blog.

      Will email you re other matters, but yes is the short answer- and I am in the UK!

      Kind regards


      November 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

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