Mediation is no joking matter

      I’m a big fan of mediation.  This is nothing new.  I’m a strong believer that if you can get around the table with a sensible mediator and everyone is keen to do a deal, then it’s highly likely that a sensible deal will be done, and even if it isn’t, you’re likely […]

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Time and tide wait for no mother

Time and tide wait for no mother   I’ve never been too bothered about things like Mother’s Day.  The idea that you have to get together on a particular day to show your appreciation for your mum is as alien to me as the idea that your partner has to be romantic on Valentine’s Day […]

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Copycats

  I’ve never really thought of myself as a trend setter.  I might be original (loud, outgoing solicitors are not that common on the networking scene) and I may be unusual (litigators who like to avoid court are not the norm) but that’s quite different from leading the way.   Today, however, I found out […]

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It’s a cat eat dog world

It’s a cat eat dog world   I sometimes hear people talking about themselves as a cat or a dog person, as if you can only be one or the other. I’m a fan of all animals, except perhaps any that might want to kill me.   As a child I had a cat who […]

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I Told You So!

I’m not one for being smug and arrogant.  Seriously, I’m not, and I can prove it.  If I wanted to have lots of opportunities to show off, I wouldn’t be a Southampton season ticket holder.  I’d support a certain North London team, whose fans take very great delight in texting me after every match saying […]

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It’s common to misunderstand family law

The word “common” can have many uses.   Yesterday I went for a walk on the common, closely followed by my usual (or common) afternoon tea and a read of the papers which was filled with ordinary (or common) people making the usual (or common) mistakes.   The most common mistake being talked about at […]

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Universal Wealth Preservation

Stop press – the cameras are rolling!!!   The BBC were in our offices last week to interview Shivani Varma following her huge success in court on the ongoing saga of Universal Wealth.  Watch out for more details of when she’ll be going live!

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Happy Anniversary to me!

  In a few weeks’ time, I will have been working in Whetstone High Road for 18 years, as I started when my eldest son was 4 months old and he celebrated his 18th birthday just before Christmas!  During that time I’ve worked in different buildings and for different companies, but always in the same […]

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Live Love Laugh

With Valentines Day out of the way, and having shared the love, I thought I’d now share a laugh (or perhaps two!).   Solicitors are often the butt of other peoples jokes, and usually with good reason.  You only have to walk into a court room to see how the barristers are dressed and how […]

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Be our valentine

    No one can have failed to notice that it’s Valentines day this week.  No matter how expensive it is for you, be grateful that you don’t live in places like Japan where you’d be expected to buy gifts for friends and colleagues too.  Which explains why 70% of their annual chocolate sales are […]

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