I have now clawed my way back to Nottingham, after a very pleasant but tiring trip to Manchester, for A Question Time on Costs and some other errands.
Many thanks to all of you who attended on Thursday, it was very pleasant to be able to put a face to people who have been I talking to and emailing, for years in some cases, but have never met in person before.
On 13th May 2016, I shall be speaking to the ACL at their spring conference in London, on the theme of costs budgeting. The actual title is “Costs Budgeting-where do we go from here?” and in the normal way, after the paper has been delivered, it will be published on this website.
I find that as the years go by, I tend to go more and more conferences, sometimes to speak, sometimes just to listen and indeed to learn things. The “silo effect” where you are ignorant of other people’s interests, priorities and points of view, has to be robustly combatted and I find conferences are one of the best ways to do that.
The ACL have also kindly invited me as a guest to their dinner on Friday evening, which I always find enjoyable, and informative too.
I look forward to seeing some of you there.