A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

  That might depend on what the words are.  It’s possible that an ill timed comment can cost you more than a priceless painting!   A report from Harvard Business School (which I’ve just visited!) looked at recent instances of CEO misbehaviour and found that the average comment (or action) resulted in 250 negative news […]

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Keeping your head and your top!

  There are many secrets in life to keeping your head when things get hot, but do you know how to keeping your top?  Or, put another way, when it’s hot at work, how do you keep your staff both comfortable and decent!   Obviously it will very much depend on what line of business […]

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We are better than Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May!

Not wishing to be too cocky or anything, but there are plenty of times when smaller firms (in law and in other industries) can do things better than bigger firms and businesses.    We can offer a more personal service.  I doubt there are many clients of the big firms that have the personal mobile […]

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I spy with my little Eye-pad

You share your bathroom, your bed and your fridge. But does that mean your partner has the right to a share in your private correspondence? Are they entitled to snoop through your phone, your iPad, your computer or even your mail?   In a recent survey, nearly a quarter of married couples have admitted to […]

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Stephanie’s Live Questions and Answers

Stephanie was delighted to answer questions on commercial matters on Laurel Leaf’s live networking forum on Facebook. Please follow the link below to find the relevant recording. https://www.facebook.com/LaurelLeafNetworking  

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Scoring Own Goals

  Whatever your view on sport, and particularly football, I doubt many of you will have failed to notice that we are only a few days away from the start of the world cup. Pubs are full of bunting and extra large TV screens.  Newspapers are full of statistics about the teams, or the vital […]

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Hearding Cats

Have you ever tried to organise a group of cats?  Probably not.    Me neither, but I’ve just watched something that I imagine is very similar.  A school teacher trying to organise a group of very excited but not badly behaved children on their way home from a trip to The Globe.  I could see […]

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G(etting) D(epressed) by P(ersistent) R(e-subscription) emails.

  It’s been an interesting time to be giving legal advice.  GDPR has led to many detailed discussions about the law and how it will be applied in practice. However, what fascinates me, probably frustrates you.  You don’t want an in depth discussion.  You want to know what you can and can’t do. The question […]

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