Category Archives: law

It Shouldn’t Happen But It Did: The Dog And The Strip Light

I spent the first two years of my legal career in a small firm dealing with mostly domestic matters: property buying and selling, wills and probates and domestic disputes, including divorces. One case involved a family restaurant where the son … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen… But It Did: The Folder and the Delivery Van #lawyerlytales

I spent a career in the law, trying to convince myself that I was competent, then skilled and then, when finally I was offered a partnership, worthy of such promotion. Imposter Syndrome they call it and I had it, indeed … Continue reading

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It shouldn’t happen to a Lawyer: The Desert Wine Debate

Last March I went skiing with some friends. A debate began around dessert wine. Since I’m a teetotaller these days, I rather left them to it. As the Sauternes flowed and the discussion became more colourful than coherent I was … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen To A Lawyer: 1667 And The Expensive Hangover #memoirsofacitylawyer

In this post I will talk legal stuff. It is utterly compelling and could be turned into an award winning novel. You may, however, think otherwise. The fault lies firmly with Robbie Cheadle/Roberta Eaton for writing about the Great Fire … Continue reading

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Still At It After All This Years

I was accused the other day of ‘still being a lawyer’ even though my official retirement from that career was six years ago. I gave it some thought and realised the evidence is plain. Here are 15 reasons why you … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath: A Father’s Wisdom

I witnessed a crime today. A couple of kids ahead of me, heads close together and one nabbed a piece of fruit off a stall outside a small convenience store. It was casual, brazen almost. They stood there, didn’t even … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen… But It Did: The Kimono and the Awning #lawyerlytales

This is the second in a short series on some of the disasters encountered in my legal career. I mentioned it some time ago but this is the full story… I found myself in the West End, behind the Royal … Continue reading

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