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January may be famous as the divorce month, but it can also be the new start month. Not just in terms of relationship, but in business too. Many people come back from their Christmas break full of determination to start up on their own. Some of these ideas fall flat on their faces – often […]

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The Truth, The WHOLE Truth And Nothing But The Truth.

We all know not to believe everything you read, but what about the things that you hear? Like many people in business, I’ve often signed up to a deal or entered into a contract having listened to a sales pitch. I may not have been influenced by it, and I may have taken some of […]

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New Year – Old Advice

New Year is traditionally the time when people take stock of their lives, both personal and professional, and consider making changes. There’s all the usual ones, like living more healthily (usually due to too much over eating at Christmas!) and taking up a new hobby (usually due to spending too much time with family over the […]

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Actions may speak louder than words, but words still have a value!

Before you start writing your thank you cards for all the lovely gifts you’re about to receive, you may want to think carefully about what you say and whether it could be used against you. I’m sure you’ve all read about the Mail on Sunday publishing a private letter from Meghan to her father earlier […]

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Santa Claus is REAL!!!!!

I know that sounds unlikely, but it’s true.  And I have evidence! It all started with a strange letter. Now in my line of business, a letter has to be really out of the ordinary to win the title of strange, but this one was really odd. For a start, it came to me at […]

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Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!

  If you’re reading this blog, the chances are that you work.  If you’re working, you hopefully enjoy what you do, but you may not always describe it as “fun”. If you’re running your own business, or in a senior role in someone else’s business, you’re probably not a clock watcher, and these days it’s […]

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A move befitting of wise men (and women)!

  You’d be forgiven for thinking that anything I suggest that saves you money but means less fees for me is a bit like a turkey voting for Christmas. Nevertheless, I’m a big advocate of things that are probably better for you than they are for me. I’m a big fan of mediation – it’s […]

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Your house, my home!

One of the downsides to having been in law for over 30 years, is that I’ve seen all the things that can go wrong. It doesn’t make me a pessimist, just a realist. It also makes me very keen to help my contacts avoid some of the mistakes that I’ve seen people make before. From […]

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Eye spy with my little eye!

When I was younger, and heading out for the evening, the first question my parents would ask was where I was going (and who with) and the second was when I’d be back.  I never had much in terms of a curfew, but they wanted to know when to start worrying if I wasn’t back […]

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