Walls have ears (or make sausages!)
I really should stop listening in to other people's conversations, although to be fair, sometimes people are so loud it's hard not to.
I'm sitting in my favourite morning coffee location, being Waterstones Cafe, top floor, Piccadilly (if you're at a loose end any morning and are in the area, drop in – I'm bound to be here). The women (of a certain age) sitting next to me are having a very loud and slightly acrimonious conversation. They were obviously due to meet some time earlier, but due to a breakdown in communication one of them has been sitting here for a while and the other has only just turned up. There have been lots of "but I sent you a text" and "I can't believe you didn't get my message" followed by "have you changed your number recently". They clearly don't have much time but they are spending the precious few minutes they have left arguing about what happened and what went wrong, when it's really not relevant. They are both here now. Get on with it.
I often want to say this to clients. I do understand that many of the decisions I am helping people with are big ones, and should not be entered in to lightly. Anything from buying and selling properties, to starting or finishing a court case. They are all huge and people need time to consider the implications of what they are doing. Nevertheless, it's easy to spend so much time talking and thinking, that the opportunity can be lost. Someone else could come in and buy the house from under you. The offer that you've been made to settle your case might be withdrawn. In the meantime, costs are being incurred but nothing is being achieved. There is a fine line between not rushing in, and taking too long.
If you need advice on timing issues, or you need help making an important legal decision, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org for a speedy response.
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