Archive for January, 2016

Get out of jail free card

Yesterday I had my third case in as many weeks in which a Defendant successfully claimed that he’d had a blackout at the wheel. Automatism they call it. ‘Simply not my fault, mate.’ More like a get out of jail free card if you ask me. That’s certainly how it felt today when a seriously injured […]

January 26, 2016 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
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Tontine

“Have you ever heard of a tontine, BabyB?” It was OldRuin and I admitted that I hadn’t. “Quite simple, really. An agreement whereby a group of people hold assets together and as each one dies those left behind get what remains. Generally to do with annuities, you know.” “Oh, I see,” I replied, not really […]

January 19, 2016 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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Divorce central!

Whoever said lawyers were vultures? Well, without mentioning their name, I have just had forwarded to me an internal memo which has been circulated around a well-known firm of family lawyers saying the following: “Gear up for Monday! It’s time once again to turn those post-Christmas new year blues into little rays of financial sunshine […]

January 2, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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