Monthly Archives: March 2010

Who goes there?

Security concerns are in the headlines again. Fortunately not the 9/11 type but serious nonetheless. Take for example the attempts by Google to photograph every street in the country and to post the results online. House owners fear the information will turn into a burglars’ charter. Or the report that government backed hackers from Russia… Read More »

Litigating in the 21st Century

Slaughter & May hosted the latest meeting of the Commercial Litigators’ Forum on March 17th. The theme of the evening was “Litigating in the 21st Century” and there was a huge turn out. Perhaps this was not surprising as the speakers were Professor Richard Susskind OBE and Robert Graham-Campbell of Maitland Chambers. The aim of… Read More »

What is life?

What is life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare? Most of us rarely have time to look at the great buildings which surround our places of work or rest. W. H. Davies thought that life was not worth having if you could not enjoy a good gawp in a… Read More »

It never rains..

It happened to me again this morning! You will all be familiar with the scenario. You wait in the cold for many minutes for the one bus which will take you to your destination and having got thoroughly miserable and frustrated, not one but two buses turn up together. It seems like that in the… Read More »

The cat’s out of the bag

The judgment in Gavin Goodale & Others v The Ministry of Justice & Others was delivered by the Senior Master, Master Whitaker, in November last year and is now available on BAILII [] Master Whitaker is well known as an advocate of proportionate e-disclosure in appropriate cases and also as a judge experienced in dealing… Read More »

Why look a gift horse in the mouth?

Chris Dale begins his report Millnet offer £10,000 of e-Discovery services for free  with Virgil’s phrase, “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes” which is commonly, if loosely, translated as “beware of Greeks bearing gifts.” If you have been abreast of recent economic developments, you will know that the Greeks are unlikely to be bearing any gifts for… Read More »