A militant union shop steward stands accused of having thrown a brick that caused the death of one of the scab workers while he was crossing a picket line. However, this is not the only labor problem plaguing Rumpole. When Henry becomes upset that Ballard is planning to eliminate the clerk's percentage and put them on straight salary, Rumpole spends a late night commiserating with his clerk at Pomeroy's. A piqued Hilda objects to her husband's late hours and goes on strike as cook of the household, leaving the hungry barrister to his own devices for his dinners. In addition, during the trial Featherstone's objection to a proposed change in judicial appointments which would allow solicitors on the bench causes him to "withdraw her services" as judge for the afternoon as well. Written by
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Author John Mortimer
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[Rumpole walks into Ballard's office, to find all his colleagues sat round a table
Oh no! Not *another* chambers meeting!
Samuel Ballard Q.C.
In the new age of efficiency at the Bar, Rumpole, it might be more appropriate to call it a board meeting.
Quite right. I'm bored to tears already.