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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Age is just a number

Age is just a number I believe that wholeheartedly! In my head, on an average day, I feel around my mid 20s.  Occasionally I find myself behaving like a teenager (especially when squabbling with my teenage son, not that I’d ever admit it to him!)  At the end of a hard week, I might feel […]

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It’s not rocket science – it’s far more complicated than that!

  I often tell people about the day I met a room full of rocket scientists. They had just finished their degree at Queen Mary’s University, and there was a graduation ceremony, only none of the lecturers were able to give the speech.  I was told that they were all far too busy, but I […]

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Making headlines!

We’ve been fortunate enough as a business to have been in the news on more than one occasion, and always for the right reasons! We’ve been on TV. We’ve been in several newspapers. And I’ve been interviewed on the radio! Now I’m in the news again, even though my name doesn’t actually feature. https://propertyindustryeye.com/agency-loses-letting-renewal-fees-case-after-it-provided-no-evidence-to-support-claim/ The […]

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How to disarm the silent killers in your home…

In a break from the norm, instead of my usual light hearted blog about the entertaining side of the law, I’d like to ask everyone who reads this to watch and circulate the video below about domestic violence. I was proud and privileged to be asked to be on a panel of experts talking about […]

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Ouch ……………….I’m telling!

Anyone who has any experience of dealing with children knows that they spend half their times being inseparable, and the other half wanting to kill each other and threatening to tell you every single minor indiscretion that their siblings/cousins/friends have done, or might have done, or threatened to do, or are imagined to have done […]

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No doesn’t have to mean NO!

I know that in some circumstances no means no, and we should accept that. However, in other situations, you don’t have to take no for an answer. My children were always good at that. No, you can’t have chocolate for dinner didn’t mean that they couldn’t still have chocolate for dessert if they ate everything […]

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