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It Shouldn’t Happen… But It Did: The Developer’s Wife and the Hot Flush #lawyerlytales

This is part of a series based on my life in the law as a property lawyer. Some clients were easy going and some not; some were bright and some not; some were patient and some not. And then there … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner: part 3 – that first job

I’m spinning some plates just now. As well as pulling together all the short fiction I wrote during 2017 for a new anthology, Life In A Conversation, and reworking the very first book I wrote, I’m getting close to finalising … Continue reading

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Russian Roulette

Back in the early 90s the law firm I worked at decided that the way to a golden future was to expand into Europe and Asia. Over a relatively short period we acquired offices throughout Western Europe. Some of the … Continue reading

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Ponderings While Pulling Trees

A little light musing, interspersed¬†with pictures of the garden.. I was digging up a tree yesterday. It’s the sort of work that I used to love when working at the legal coal face. It meant I couldn’t actually think about … Continue reading

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Picking (At) A Winner (or what not to do when interviewing)

I found myself doing something that, frankly, is going out of fashion. I was with a group, discussing something worthy and I doodled. Nowadays the distractions tend to come electronically with the subtle, and often not so subtle, phone use … Continue reading

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Language lessons

We writers deal in language, its power and its influence. But it can be a trap for the unwary. I imagine all of us are capable of spoonerisms and misplaced words in our own language but the dangers of using … Continue reading

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Interview Technique

When the Lawyer began his job hunting post University, there was a certain amount of chitchat between us about interview technique – very right and proper; after all, I’d been in the business world; I could help, couldn’t I? Well … Continue reading

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