Tag Archives: His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC

Off we go again!

As the New Year starts and everyone goes back to work, thoughts will inevitably turn to how lawyers should deal with the new rules which came into force last year. Actually, I have decided that I should no longer refer to them as the “new” rules. The civil justice reforms have been in effect since… Read More »


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CMCs in Birmingham

CMCs are becoming more streamlined. I am sure this trend has been felt by litigants all around the country, but no more so than in Birmingham where His Honour Judge Simon Brown QC has published a new CMC notice, Case Management Conference Notice HHJ Simon Brown QC July 2013. The notice will be familiar to… Read More »

Get fit

If you are staying abreast of the development of best practice after the coming into effect of the Jackson reforms, you are presumably following the series of articles by the indefatigable Judge Simon Brown QC, head of the Mercantile Court in Birmingham. Simon Brown has written a number of articles on the subject which have… Read More »

Slick as a Whistle

In 1848, a certain John Russell Bartlett published a Dictionary of Americanisms. Mr Bartlett has it that the phrase slick as a whistle is “a proverbial simile, in common use throughout the United States. To do anything as slick as a whistle, is to do it very smoothly, perfectly, adroitly.” Possibly because I do not… Read More »

We have lift off!

Do you remember Major Tom (David Bowie)? More of him later, but Captain Ron?!  To be honest, I have not actually met Captain Ron. However, I know about him because I was having dinner recently in Santa Monica, California at The Galley Restaurant and Bar and found myself being served by one of Captain Ron’s staff in the form… Read More »