One of my resolutions for 2018 is not to get so annoyed at bureaucracy or the behaviour of fellow professionals. It achieves nothing other than to increase my blood pressure. The worst blood pressure raisers for 2017 were:
The High court Master who transferred my client's claim valued in excess of £700k to the Central London County Court.
The Central London County Court who then sat on the fie for 2 months and then gave me a date for a case management conference 6 months off.
The firm of solicitors who conveniently forgot to pay the court trial fee leading to their client's case being struck off. The trial date was lost and they have now applied for relief against sanctions. If they get it, my client will have lost at least 4 months. If they don't get relief, the solicitors have threatened to issue new proceedings for the same thing. Have they not heard of abuse of court and res judicata. Probably not ! Happy New Year!
I am pleased to announce the public launching of Unity Legal Solutions, a company which offers a broad range of legal services other than actually giving legal advice, including finding the right lawyer for a client, project management, litigation funding, mediation and costs. meanwhile, I will continue in my existing role as consultant to Collyer Bristow. Check out Unity at: