Monthly Archives: May 2012

California dreamin’

After some of the most miserable weather I can remember at this time of year it was something of a relief to fly off to Santa Barbara, California earlier this month to attend my second conference held by the Litigation Counsel of America. On this occasion I was also accompanied by my colleague Naj Bueno.… Read More »

Cooperation does not mean collaboration

I enjoyed my life as a commercial litigation lawyer. Early in my career, I learned that the most important person in my working life was not the client, important as the client clearly was, nor the partner for whom I worked, although it was certainly important to have a good working relationship with him (in… Read More »


The Great Mosque in Cordoba in Southern Spain is one of the wonders of the modern world. It is not that new, of course, dating from 756 AD when the Caliph of Damascus set up his court in Cordoba and constructed the mosque on the site of an earlier Roman Temple of Janus which had… Read More »

It’s information governance, stupid

With a backward glance to the phrase widely used by President Clinton’s campaign team about the importance of the economy to the US electorate in 1992, in contrast to the campaign of the incumbent President Bush (the first) which relied on achievements in other areas such as foreign policy, I was interested to read the… Read More »

Considered, deferred, denied

I remember what happened to each of the six wives of King Henry V111 by way of the doggerel: “Divorced, beheaded, died, Divorced, beheaded, survived.” This is not the time or the place to go into details! It is sufficient to say that after many years on the throne, married to Catherine of Aragon, the… Read More »