Posts Categorized: Life as a Country Solicitor

Snipplets from a Country Solicitor’s Chronicle

    We love this night view of our office, painted for us by local artist, Kris McKinnon.  Look out for the daytime version – coming soon! A selection of Kris’s work features in an Art Exhibition at St. Andrews Hospice, 1 Henderson Street, Airdrie ML6 6DJ (free entry), running until Sunday, 3rd September.   At… 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 »