I was in a cafe in Kennington over lunch talking with my real brother (as opposed to Professor R.D. Charon) and saw the poster above on the wall. I rather liked it. I have had the pleasure of meeting people who do daft things after a good shot of coffee. Mind you the stuff they put up their noses after taking a sip of coffee probably didn’t help the clarity of their thinking…. but they were certainly ‘animated’….veritable Duracell bunnies they were.
And now, to kick off proceedings…. The death of the blog : Long live the law blog
Silence is not always golden
I came across an interesting article on The In-House Lawyer from MacFarlanes LLP – Silence is not always golden:
In PGF II SA v OMFS Company 1 Ltd , the Court of Appeal considered, for the first time, whether a failure by a party to respond to an invitation to mediate should be treated as an unreasonable refusal to mediate – previous cases having focused on situations where there had been an express refusal to do so.
The Court of Appeal held that silence in the face of an offer to mediate is of itself unreasonable – even if circumstances exist which would justify an express refusal to mediate.
I may have overdone the ‘Law’ content (above) for the festive season… so… onwards with little in the way of ‘The law’ getting in the way…
Beaubodor is a very talented artist and humourist who has a good record of ‘hitting the nail on the head’. I always enjoy his pictures. Visit the Beaubodor website
One website where I can be certain of avoiding ‘the Law’ – but still about ‘Law’ – is Legal Cheek, a website I particularly enjoy.
Here – the 10 most-read Legal Cheek Stories of 2013 : From Ward LJ “This case involves a number of – and here I must not fall into Dr Spooner’s error – warring bankers.”
Never in the field of human conflict has so little been done by so few for so many….?
It would appear that the Prime Minister may well have been mildly ‘over-refreshed’. Did he come up with the ‘bright idea’ of appointing Chris Grayling as Lord Chancellor after his evening out?
John Bolch over at Family Lore has an amusing Review of the Year…
I am a fan of Clare Rodway’s The Conversation blog – here she interviews Jo Warby
Jo Worby is one of those rare people in business who is more interested in talking about other people’s success. She is also rare in being a female managing partner. She has developed ambitious plans for her law firm, Maidstone-based Brachers, since taking on the role and a lot of them are focussed on engaging the people in her business…..
I am also a fan of Charles Pugsley Fincher and his art…
Carl Gardner is a ‘precision law blogger’ and a good friend and accomplice in our Without Prejudice podcasts – which will return soon. This recent blog post is well worth a read: Alan Turing: a strain’d quality of irrational and arbitrary mercy
I must not overdo the ‘legal thinking’ or ‘thinking legal’ … back on the morrow with more.