Simon’s blog

How to Behave in Court

We haven't had anything that passes as humour for a while. This is nothing to do with the merits of your case, but it is to do with getting a good result and being thought of as a coming young thing. The Magistrates Court. Distinguish between lay Magistrates and...

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Great Expectations

I toyed with the idea of calling this post 'Wall of Shame Redux' and inviting posts on the topic of interviews and feedback, rather than the accusations which have bedevilled the last post. However, I thought I ought to make my position clear where it can be seen by...

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Crystal Balls

As the recession comes to an (apparent, so we are told) end, we find ourselves in interesting times. Perhaps the most pressing question for readers of this blog is how the need to repay the mortgage we took out over our own future will impact upon legal services. This...

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Filling in Time

Below is an email (published with the writer's permission), which reflects a not uncommon problem. A selection of interviews pre BVC, which suggests that there is a reasonable chance of an eventual offer, but the prospect of a post BVC year to fill before beginning....

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