The right to know

September 8, 2012 1 comment

Domestic violence is a nasty crime, one that shatters the sense of safety we all need to feel when at home. It is also a gross abuse of the trust and openness at the heart of family relationships. Many of us,  when we hear about a particular case will wonder ‘why?’ What motivates a person…

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Turkey trouble

September 7, 2012 2 comments

I was very intrigued by the story in this week’s papers about the complex disputes which have rumbled around the estate of late Turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews since his death in 2010. It seemed likely that the press reports were not presenting a full picture of the situation, so I have asked Principal Trainee Solicitor…

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Making ends meet

September 5, 2012 0 comments

As any parent will confirm, having children is a marvellous and rewarding adventure –  a long and winding journey that includes both laughter and tears and which will completely change your life. But it is also a journey that costs a lot of money. Those us lucky enough to be financially comfortable will not be…

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The Loneliness of a Long Distance Walker

August 26, 2012 6 comments

When I’m not working, especially at the weekend, I like to switch off. I can do that now that my son has flown the nest and no longer needs me to run him around or do his washing (well, not often!) I must admit, sometimes it is lonely not being a hands-on mum anymore. I…

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Glorious London and a birthday to remember

May 26, 2012 5 comments

I’ve been in London for most of this week, roasting in the heat of the sun. I can’t complain though because I love the sunshine. It is a pleasure to walk to work early through Lincoln’s Inn Fields, taking in the fresh morning air before it becomes too hot. I turn left, walk down Chancery…

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I’ve been to Yeotown

May 2, 2012 5 comments

Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed a slight lull in new posts and responses to queries over the past few days. That’s because I’ve been in an internet-free seclusion zone… As my birthday approached my husband thought he would surprise me with five days of luxurious pampering at Yeotown, which was named as ‘Best Spa Retreat 2012’ in…

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We need to wake up to anti-Semitism

March 20, 2012 0 comments

Earlier this week I was finishing off a light-hearted post recording happy events at the weekend with my family, when in an instant everything changed. All our joy was put into stark perspective as reports of the tragic murder of three Jewish children and a Rabbi in France filtered through the news channels. My heart…

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