First Time Buyer’s Road Map

The First Time Buyers’ Road Map Part 1: Show me the money! Keen to get out there and locate your location, location, location? Your enthusiasm is admirable but before you don your virgin viewer’s L plates and hit the road, you’ll have to pass your theory test. Comprising only one, 3 part question, the test… Read more »

Craig and Donna – For Better

Craig and Donna – For Better The doors slide open to reveal a visibly shattered Donna almost sleep walking towards intensive care.  It has been a devastating three weeks since Craig’s stroke. But there is some hope where, realistically, there shouldn’t have been any. Craig was in this very hospital visiting a patient when he… Read more »

The return of Craig and Donna

Craig and Donna For Better or for Worse Back by popular demand! Well, if 3 people* counts as “popular” and if saying they “quite liked it” constitutes “demand”.  As you’ll see, I don’t do fake news about my crowds.  But I am delusional so, yes, that’s my popular mandate right there!  Let’s slide some more… Read more »

Solicitoritis defined and is it Scrabble friendly?

  Solicitoritis: a disease rare in the general population but prevalent among the legal profession.  Symptoms include an obsession with detail, a tendency to over-analyse and an often uncontrollable urge to start every sentence with “What if…?”.   Solicitoritis is not contagious but sufferers should avoid discussions with other lawyers as this often exacerbates the condition. Et separatim… Q & A… Read more »

Lacking in Specification: Life as a Country Solicitor.

  Lacking in Specification:  Legalese for “Talkin’ Mince” The first and last time I appeared in Court (yes, as a Solicitor – behave yourself!) was in 1983.  It didn’t go so well and I vowed then to give litigation a wide berth in future.  Strathaven’s Petrocelli I am not and it is now 34 years… Read more »