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Tipping Points: Baden-Powell, His Part In My History

Hindsight: you’ve got to love it, haven’t you? You look back on an event, and see the blindingly obvious. It was a watershed moment even if at the time it was the epitome of humdrum. If I listed the biggies: … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner: part. 2: finding a home

In part one, here, of this series we hear how I came to be London bound. Now reality has bitten. Somehow, in the late summer of 1978 I secured a position as an articled clerk. The firm of solicitors where … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner: Part One – prior to the beginning

In February 1979 I finished my last ever exam. I stood outside the Victoria Rooms on a bitingly cold Bristol afternoon as the sun set and vowed with all the molecules that I possessed that I would never again sit … Continue reading

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O is for Opportunities #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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J is for Justice #atozchallenge

Yesterday we looked at the homes of the Barristers. Today it is the Judges. London is the place where more people are tried in England than anywhere else. It is also the home of the Appellate Courts – those above … Continue reading

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I is for the Inns of Court #atozchallenge

This is Fountain Court in Middle Temple For the next two days I’m going to cover London’s legal system. Well the beauteous buildings and spaces that house the purveyors of befuddling shamanism that passes for a legal system. Now it … Continue reading

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Two years and counting

It is two years, almost to the day when I laid down my pen, reboxed my wig and sheaved my pen for the last time and ceased being a lawyer. I don’t miss it at all but, with the benefit … Continue reading

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