I’m Not Short, You’re Just Abnormally Tall!

OK, let’s face it, I’m short.  Even in heels I barely reach most men’s shoulders.  My children (both boys, both taller than me from a young age) think it’s hysterical to put things on high shelves so I can’t reach them, especially when I make them empty the dishwasher. For ages I wasn’t the smallest […]

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Who’s Looking Over Your Shoulder????

One of the first tips I give to our new paralegals is to remember that when they send an email or a letter, they may know who it is going to, but they don’t know who might read it. They don’t know, for example, that it might not be sent to someone else in error. […]

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It’s not just about the fat lady!

We all know the phrase about things not being over until the fat lady sings. But sometimes, even once she’s finished her tune, things are still not over. If you’re at the Opera, then you’ve still got to do the standing ovation, get out of the theatre and get home, hopefully via some good food […]

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I’ll name that tune in one.

Some of my contacts will be old enough to remember the game show that included people guessing the name of tunes based on a clue and a few notes. Being tone deaf (could not carry a tune in a bucket – my childhood piano teacher is still in therapy) I always marveled at the talent of […]

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Is water racist???

No of course it’s not, it’s just a funny line I remembered from a spoof video I watched recently.  It’s about a faux self help group for people who are too woke to enjoy their lives, and can’t even agree between themselves whether referring to themselves as young people contains subconscious bias towards the elderly. […]

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What to expect, when you’re expecting!

I like to think of myself as a pluralist which, for those of you who have never come across the word before means that you do lots of different things.  So I’m a solicitor, a company director, a consultant, a property owner and a professional drinker, to name but a few. However, you’ll be pleased […]

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What might have been…

Before I knew that I wanted to be a solicitor, in fact, before I even knew what a solicitor was, I thought I was destined to be a writer. I’ve never regretted my decision (ok, there are days when I wonder) but I’ve never forgotten my first love. You could say that my job does […]

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Is there anybody out there????

I’m not big on religion or spiritualisation – and given my football team’s demise last season, I can’t even say that St Mary’s is my church, although I’ve certainly spent a lot of time there praying recently, which may be paying off a little! So where does that leave us in terms of life after […]

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Curiouser and Curiouser!

Litigation is a strange industry. Sometimes it can feel a bit like being in a new chapter of Alice in Wonderland where things are never as they seem. Take costs, for example. You would assume (not unreasonably) that the losing party will have to pay the winning party’s costs. Whilst in many cases that is […]

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Time travel!

We live in both interesting and confusing times. Right now, I am not sure what the date is, and that has nothing to do with my alcohol consumption, although I have just enjoyed a very nice glass of wine over lunch with some wonderful clients. My confusion, however, stems not from the drink, but from […]

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