Showing posts from January, 2013

Keywords that find me

To the person who found this blog by asking Google, "how to prove your innocent" would it be crass of me to suggest you try calling me if you want to prove you are innocent?  I promise I'll do a totally top job and all that.

Gun control

This wasn't going to be a long post, but I seem to have gone on a bit longer than planned.  This isn't a thorough and detailed analysis of gun crime and control, but is just a couple of points I thought were worth making.

The people who are against gun control seem to claim that they are opposed to it for two main reasons:
Guns don't kill people, people kill people; andStrict control of guns is an intrusion of the state into the lives of ordinary citizens. The truth seems to me to be that most people opposed to gun control are really opposed because they like shooting and want to carry on doing it.

The anti-gun brigade are actually right on both points.  First, you can make a gun as powerful and deadly as you like but unless somebody picks it up and shoots it the thing is pretty safe.  The problem with this is that people DO pick them up and use them.  In the USA it happens rather frequently.  If we could accurately, consistently and reliably predict which individual is the…

Eddie Stobart Law

For many years now lawyers have been predicting the rise of Tesco-Law; the process by which big companies move into the legal sector and take all the business away from high street firms.  Lawyers have an unhealthy fascination with Tesco leading the way in all areas, including crime, despite it being fairly obvious that Tesco has spent decades positioning itself as the families friend who is always providing good food and clothes at reasonable prices.  After spending all that time and money, I cannot imagine a board meeting where the directors of Tesco all vote to re-position the brand as the burglars friend.  Or as the company that helps rapists get that little bit extra.  It simply isn't going to happen and thus far Tesco has shown no signs of wanting to get involved in the paltry returns provided by high street law.

There's a big thing at the moment as a big well known company has apparently moved into the legal sector: Eddie Stobart (okay I know he's dead but I don'…


For those of you who don't know, backlinks are a great way of boosting your website's rankings in search results and Google in particular pays a lot of attention to the number and quality of links from other websites to your site. 

I have come across a few of my fellow solicitors who have decided to use the comments section in some pretty ancient posts on this blog to advertise their own websites.

I welcome comments; however, if you want to advertise your services in the comment section here then have the good manners to ask first.  Otherwise I will simply delete such comments!

Happy New Year

I hope you all had a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

I don't have anything particularly interesting to talk about at the moment, so I thought I'd take the chance to talk about what I got up to over the "break".

Most of my Xmas and New Year was spent drink driving... not me, but my clients.  I was on duty Xmas Day and had a couple of calls for drink drivers who were denying being the driver and who the police had decided to interview (no idea why since they hardly ever seem to interview them at any other time even when they do deny driving).

As a firm believer in seasonality I took the regular clamp down on drink driving as a chance to set up a little website to attract some more business, which didn't turn out so bad.  As a result I have been thinking quite a lot about drink driving this festive season, although I am quite please that none of my clients have actually managed to hurt anybody on the roads, unlike one chap I saw in court today who mowed a pedestria…