Category Archives: law

The Articled Particle #memoir

My latest book, The Diary of a Trainee In-Law is now on pre-order for the kindle version; the paperback will follow. If you’d like to enjoy the mysteries of being the father of a bride to be, albeit this is … Continue reading

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Once A Lawyer…

I was accused the other day of ‘still being a lawyer’ even though my official retirement from that career was umpteen 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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Going Back, Going Forward.

I’m not very good at reunions. I get oddly apprehensive. But last night my old firm of lawyers had a dinner for retired partners in their new offices in the City of London. They now occupy ten floors of an … Continue reading

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Dining With Judges

An item on the radio today about imagined dinner party guests prompted a memory of the one time my selection mattered. Oh well… I made a momentous decision in 1976 – apart from asking the Textiliste for a date, that … Continue reading

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The Nerdy One

For those who don’t know the UK, our built environment is controlled by a set of planning laws. These started in the 1930s as rules to control advertising but by 1948 they impacted all buildings, new and old, as well … Continue reading

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The University Years: Learning How To Learn #bristoluniversity #1975

It is 1975 and I’ve left my sleepy New Forest home for the bright lights and persistent rain that was Bristol University to study law and life. I had a lot to learn. My first year degree subjects comprised the … Continue reading

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The University Years: Crime And Misdemeanours #university #1975

Back in 1975 I started a law degree at Bristol University. It was a life changing experience for me and many aspects are seared into my memory. Today, I’m starting my courses and while I’ve relied solely on memory for … Continue reading

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The University Years: Chumming Up And Deceptive Appearances #1975 #bristoluniversity #lawdegree

I began my law degree at Bristol University in October 1975, determined to reinvent myself, meet interesting new people and learn about the law. None of it proved as easy as I’d hoped… Having failed to make an impression with … Continue reading

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Russian Roulette

A news item about Putin and his latest power grab brought this story back to mind from my days at the legal coalface… Back in the early 90s the law firm I worked at decided that the way to a … Continue reading

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Piercing The Gloom

In these days when we have time on our hands I found myself doing something that, frankly, seems to have gone out of fashion, if my experiences of zoom are anything to go by. I was online with a group … Continue reading

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