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The Joy Of Shopping At Independents

Yesterday morning I popped into Oswestry to buy a few things.  I came home chuffed that I managed to purchase almost everything I needed without having to set foot in a supermarket or big chain store.  Yes, it took more

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Will Ditching My Smartphone Make Me More Creative?

Last night my husband annihilated my smartphone whilst trying to fix it.  I came home from my bookclub to be greeted with the confession that my phone was no more.  And I am delighted.  Because as a legal content writer, I

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Is Social Media Providing A New Way To Judge Women On Their Behaviour In Society?

I have always loved fiction books that provide a social commentary on the values and standards of the time they are set in and illustrate the ways in which these can be rebelled against.  Scarlett O’Hara,  Lizzie Bennet, Jo March,

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How To Make Your Legal Blog Interesting, Engaging and Readable

When I was a young sales rep working for LexisNexis, I would spend a lot of time in the waiting rooms of law firms.   As someone who becomes very antsy if I do not have something to read at all

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Writers Don’t Write – Do They?

Yesterday, I was listening to Radio Four’s, Only Artists, where two artists get together and talk about their work.  This week’s episode featured cellist Steven Isserlis and Irish novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry.  Mr Barry, made a comment which I

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The Fascinating Lives Of The First Women Solicitors

My family and I have been fortunate enough to spend the past six weeks in Dijon, France.  Spending a summer exploring the hidden nooks of an almost untouched old town, mercifully spared any damage in both World Wars, and travelling

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Rest, Play, Nap and Achieve More

A few months ago, every time I opened my laptop to write a legal blog or webpage I wanted to cry.  For the first time, I found myself hating what I used to love. Writing. After a particularly exhausting week,

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Why Parents Must Teach Their Children To Think

I am reading an amazing book at the moment entitled; It Can’t Happen Here, a 1935 novel by Sinclair Lewis. It is about a charismatic and power-hungry politician, who wins the election as President of the United States on a

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Golden Hill – The Best Book Of 2016?

I recently finished reading Golden Hill by Francis Spufford. The Sunday Times named this 2016’s best novel and I think I have to agree with them. I will get to the story later, but as a writer, what struck me

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Why I Love Working With Start-Ups

I love business.  Whenever a lawyer gives me a meaty business law blog to write, on a topic such as M&As and corporate governance, I get very excited.  I also love being around passionate, engaged people who have enough gumption

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