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J. K. Rowling says QC’s tweet about his adopted children is a better story than Harry Potter

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A barrister received high praise from perhaps the best-known writer of recent history, J. K. Rowling, over a tweet he made about his adopted children.

Sean Jones QC, who practises at 11KBW, shared with his followers this weekend an emotional anecdote about the moment he and his partner met the children they were set to adopt for the first time.

Jones received hundreds of messages from lawyers, adoptive parents and more about the tweet, one barrister telling him: “I was not emotionally ready to read this in a county court waiting room.” Anonymous advocate The Secret Barrister said he was “tearing up over my phone”, while Bristolian barrister Abigail Bond said the tweet “gave me goosebumps”.

But perhaps the most noteworthy message of all came from Harry Potter series author Rowling, who told her 14 million followers:

When Jones responded to the best-selling writer that “reading your books with the older of the two little girls I met that day is something that has been a shared joy for us”, an emotional Rowling replied:

When we asked Jones about this exchange, he told us:

“I thought it was very kind of her to comment. My elder daughter is a devoted fan and to have J. K. Rowling tell her that her story is special meant a great deal.”

Aside from his work representing employment and sports law clients, Jones is famed for his Billable Hour campaign, which calls on lawyers to donate to charity a sum equivalent to their hourly charge-out rate. Maybe, in light of his Rowling exchange and according to one tweeter, he’ll become known for spiking tissue sales too.

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28 Comments

Anonymous

Stop censoring Jones Day Partner.

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Anonymous

If I’m to be censored, you could at least have the decency to bind me to my chair and call me slave like my trainee does.

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Anonymous

Lawkward

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Anonymous

Thank god they are censoring it. This Jones Day gimmick is older than madonna’s boobs.

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Anonymous

There is no gimmick. It’s all true.

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Anonymous

Funny you should say that, as I spent rather a lot of time thinking about Madonna’s boobs in the 80s as an articled clerk.

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HHJ

Why so many irrelevant comments?

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BPTC student

Um… Because that’s what we all come here for?

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kelsey

lol

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Anonymous

I get paid about 10% of my charge-out rate hourly, no way I am donating 10 hours of work to charity. I can barely afford sourdough.

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Corbyn. Symphathiser

Hot take: most books are better than Harry Potter.

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Trumpenkreig

Number of books you’ve written: 0

Value of your opinion: 0.

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Corbyn. Symphathiser

Number of good posts you’ve made: 0

Value of your posts: 0

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Judge Hobosexual

Number of books you’ve read: 1/2 (you got halfway through See Spot Run)

Number of drinks you’ve had today: at least 10

Go sober up, you illiterate alcoholic

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Corbyn. Symphathiser

I also find it funny that a Nazi is a Harry Potter fan. Is it the villains calling people “mudbloods” that gets you off?

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Trumpenkreig

I like good writing, which is very rare from you. Haven’t you got any anti-Semitism to be spreading?

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Corbyn. Symphathiser

How would you know what good writing is? You think the very act of reading itself is a Marxist plot. You are a profoundly dim person.

I’ve never been antisemitic – unlike yourself.

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Trumpenkreig

*Unlike Jeremy Corbyn.

Fixed that for you.

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HHJ

It isn’t the real Trumpenazi!!!!!!

The name is spelled wrong!!!!

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Trumpenkrieg

Not me but I agree with him though. Keep going!

Corbyn. Symphathiser

Jeremy Corbyn isn’t antisemitic. I know this because, if he was, you’d be his biggest fan.

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Trumpenkrieg

Must’ve been thinking about that all night. Do you fancy me?

Judge hobosexual

My oh my they make you wake up early at your rehab centre!

kelsey

your wrong

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Anonymous

An insight into KK’s mind:

A barrister tweeted something = story

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Judge Hobosexual

Go easy on her, she doesn’t have a functioning brain. It’s just a blessing she’s not doing drugs all day and has found herself a hobby

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Anonymous

This slow news cycle is more tiresome than my constituency and Andrew Neil’s questions

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Anonymous

A lot of adoptions are contested by the birth mother and the birth grandmother. The courts are not open to the public when this happens and I don’t think it is common knowledge.

There are phalanxes of solicitors and barristers who practice in this field.

It is a pity. “You were already mentally ill when the Council took your kids from you and held them in abeyance with foster carers. Why should the middle class help you have a life you can enjoy ? The new model army which supported the likes of you in your pomp was betrayed and defeated, so that’s your lot. The idea that “the littlest she has a life to live that is as important as the greatest he” was run, and those who held it were killed in sufficient numbers and by such methods that it has not been run again for centuries. – Now -consent to the adoption or we’ll pay the new phalanx to take your child from you. And if we regard you as a piece of shit next time you get pregnant, by the relevant assessment criteria, the same thing will happen again. And again.”

That’s the flip side, painted as a worse case scenario. Something like that. fyi.

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