The Fall of the Republic

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.― Plutarch, The Fall of the Roman…

Barrister of the Year 2020

Completely out of the blue, and a very pleasant surprise for the end of the year,…

Stirring the pot

2 tbsp olive oil, 1 onion (chopped), 2 garlic cloves (crushed), 700g potatoes (peeled and diced),…

The Great Democracies

I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky. -Abraham Lincoln I…

L’homme qui plantait des arbres

On 27th May 2019 the County Court (Interest on Judgment Debts)(Amendment) Order 2019 came into force…

Appointment in Samarra

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man’s gate and at the palaces of kings. -Horace…

The Curse of Cromwell

All over the country the May-poles were hewn down, lest old village dances around them should…

The snowball effect

In the aftermath of Herbert -v- H H Law Ltd  I thought at the time, that…

Under the bonnet

Autumn has arrived, the season of changes. One change orchestrated by me has already taken place.…

Summer’s lease

Well, I did it. 12 miles along the river, through the water meadows and the woods…