Bluebell time in Kent

It happened on April 19, 1964. It was bluebell time in Kent. –Hinz v Berry [1970]…

On track

In between the Covid pandemic, the war in Ukraine and now the smouldering fires of a…

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

I walk a lonely roadThe only one that I have ever knownDon’t know where it goesBut…

Allocation wars

Over the last two decades, there have been at least two great battles on allocation, which…

Old Possum’s Book of Witness Statements

Memory, turn your face to the moonlightLet your memory lead youOpen up, enter inIf you find…

Cab rank principles

Decisions of the Court of Appeal on aspects of credit hire litigation have proved rare recently,…

Pleading points

Despite the current shutdown of much of the economy, the world continues to turn, the seasons…

Growing old

One of the pleasures of growing old, is the realisation that time is circular and one…

Abuse of process and multiple proceedings

One topic that arises from time to time in credit hire claims, is an argument that…

A long shadow

Summer’s lease has now  expired and in recent weeks I have been alternating the roles of common law…