have been in the habit of fleshing their legal wit upon it.
"Oh, you're the new articled clerk? You'd better come in.
"I'll take you to the room in which the articled clerk generally sits.
Sir, that man has made friends with our articled clerk. There's no harm in him, but he is so amazingly slow and soft.
And I tell you what, Sir, if I hadn't more of these qualities that commonly endear man to man, than our articled clerk has, I'd steal a Cheshire cheese, tie it round my neck, and drown myself.
There is the articled clerk
, who has paid a premium, and is an attorney in perspective, who runs a tailor's bill, receives invitations to parties, knows a family in Gower Street, and another in Tavistock Square; who goes out of town every long vacation to see his father, who keeps live horses innumerable; and who is, in short, the very aristocrat of clerks.
'I suppose, sir,' said I, still desiring to spare my aunt, 'that it is not the custom here, if an articled clerk
were particularly useful, and made himself a perfect master of his profession' - I could not help blushing, this looked so like praising myself - 'I suppose it is not the custom, in the later years of his time, to allow him any -'
INITIALLY starting life as a fourpartner firm, Durham-based Swinburne Maddison LLP now boasts 10 partners, seven of whom began their careers at the firm as articled clerks
or trainee solicitors.
Since no member could have more than two articled clerks
at one time, the clerkship requirement limited the number of entrants into the profession [Anderson, et.
First, accounting firms always treated articled clerks
as a cheap source of labour, so, unless one came from a reasonably wealthy family, such a career was financially unattractive at least in the immediate short term.
'In those days articled clerks
were viewed as cheap labour.