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    How clever are your robots?

    18 September 2017

    HSF report does not compute with lawyers’ capacity for detail.

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    Whitehall fudge

    18 September 2017

    Justice ministry’s three-word equivalent to ‘strong and stable’ rolled out by latest incumbents.

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    Memory lane

    18 September 2017

    The Law Society Gazette, 20 September 2007

  • Carl baudenbacher
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    Brexit problem solved?

    11 September 2017

    Off-the-shelf alternatives promoted.

  • Beatrix potter heelis
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    Potter about

    11 September 2017

    Mr Potter’s firm are still practising.

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    Pen pally

    11 September 2017

    On the topic of satisfied clients, what is the nicest letter you have ever received? Neil McCormick of Somerset gets the ball rolling with a missive (from a well-known actress) saying: ‘Your letter was so clear I can’t believe it was written by a lawyer.’

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    Making short work of words

    11 September 2017

    Legalease has become a second language.

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    Skin-deep tolerance for needle work

    4 September 2017

    Even in these dress-down days, it seems one fashion item is still a no-no for lawyers. A survey on attitudes to visible tattoos in 13 occupations places lawyers fourth from bottom in public acceptability. Apparently, 57% of people are comfortable with tattooed lawyers, compared with 73% who think it OK ...

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    EU Patent Court on our patch? Let's talk

    4 September 2017

    Among several omissions from last week’s ‘position paper’ setting out how the government plans to resolve disputes with the EU after Brexit is any mention of the Unified Patent Court, an arm of which is now taking physical shape in London. Obiter’s suspicion is that Whitehall does not want to ...

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    Court is worth the trip - shame about the coffee

    4 September 2017

    Whether it’s a hotel or a restaurant, Obiter’s due diligence always includes a glance at TripAdvisor to see if the experience has prompted any stinkers of reviews. So congratulations to the Supreme Court on being awarded the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence. It tweets: