Lost In Translation

At the time of writing this blog, I am currently enjoying the benefits of a short break in Zagreb.  Anyone who has been here will know how much culture and history there is, not to mention the wonderful restaurants (so long as you avoid the usual tourist destinations) and the lovely people (if you ignore […]

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Parenting and soliciting is not for cowards

    Is it a bird?   Is it a plane?   No, it’s a super parent!!   Anyone who has spent any time in the company of a young child will be familiar with the following scenario.   I’ve been up since 6 (despite the fact that it’s a Sunday), I’ve cleared up the […]

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Where there’s a will, there’s an Apple

I’m always on at people about having their affairs in order.  Make sure you’ve got proper terms and conditions.  Don’t forget to have decent employment contracts.  What about your will.   These days, however, just having a will isn’t likely to be enough, or at the very least, you might need to consider other related […]

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MONEY SAVING SCHEME OR ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN?

  Despite what the papers say, many businesses, particularly small ones, are still feeling the pinch and looking for ways to save money. Sometimes, however, what looks like a really good idea, can end up costing you far more than you were looking to save.   A client of mine with a small sales workforce […]

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Name and shame

I’m known for many things.   I’m known for an ability to drink 4 pints of Guinness in one sitting, and still be able to walk afterwards, although not necessarily in a straight line.   I’m known for my blogging – and making law funny (or at least trying to).   I used to be […]

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Pre-nuptial agreements- to bind or not to bind?

  Divorce seems to be moving away from the blame game, but where do we stand with pre-nups?   Pre-nuptial agreement enquiries have risen by as much as 70 per cent over the past decade. For some, pre-nups create a pre-marriage safety net over their assets whereas for others it helps solidify their love for […]

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Are you sitting comfortably – then I’ll begin!

  I was sitting at my desk this morning and received the following email from my co director, headed “ARE YOU AT YOUR DESK”.   Hi , I need you to do something for me . Kindly email. Regards, David Meathrel   There are a number of things that are strange about this.   Firstly, […]

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Sell and sell alike

    When I first set up by myself, the bit about running my own business that terrified me was business development.  I had no clients, no contacts, no money and NO idea what I was doing or how I was going to do it.  You wouldn’t believe it now, when you bump into me […]

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Animal Magic

  Moving house can be a very stressful time.  Even more so for your pets.  What could be even more stressful is finding out that the flat you’ve just bought restricts or even forbids pet ownership.  I’m sure plenty of people think that they can do whatever they like inside their own property.  In reality, […]

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The eyes have it!

  When my kids were little, the ultimate threat was to send them to bed if they’d misbehaved.  When they got a little older (and a little more bolshy) they would occasionally threaten me with being sent to bed if I did something they didn’t like.  This, of course, would make me laugh as the […]

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