Happy Xmas 

Here is a post to wish all readers a Merry Christmas and hopefully a happy and prosperous New Year. Andy and I will be available on the mobiles but the office will be shut from tea time today. Enjoy the break, for those getting one, and see you in the New Year

Season of Goodwill 

In front of me today are two letters from two different firms in the same region, resetting their SMPs for January. I am put in mind of this post about a month ago. In case 1 the LSC use a “12 month average” for their forward projection in the second 6 months. In both cases […]

Preferred Supplier is Go 

The post consultation Preferred Supplier Scheme is announced and outlined here. Given that I am in a hurry today you will have to wait for my considered thoughts. Briefly however some common sense does seem to have prevailed especially with regard to financial assessment/disclosure. There are a series of new acronyms to learn, KPI and […]

Answers on a Postcard to.. 

Back in October we indicated out intention to develop this site. I am shortly to head up the A1 to spend some time with our web design people in Edinburgh with this in mind. We have some ideas of our own but some user comment would be helpful so any thoughts by e-mail, phone or […]

Dummy Run 

In the course of doing the job described below I idly glance at the “Independent Peer Reviewers Conflict of Interest Form” to check out new addittions to the panel. At the third row on the second page of the list I come across a new reviewer called “Dummy Data”. I will be advising the firm […]

Forming a View 

Andy is in the office with me today looking at another live PR sample. Rather than another post about burnishing this sample brings the issue of initial instruction pro formas to mind. Now this is a long running, if now something of a staged, debate at JRS. For those who have not heard me talk […]

Never Ending Story 

If you have been following our coverage of the CLAC saga here is the next chapter.


I have just spoken with someone with a current “below competence” rating about becoming Peer Reviewer (having been personally canvassed by the LSC both before, and now despite, this finding). The conversation veered into controversial territory around the question – does becoming a reviewer represent “collaboration” with the enemy? At one time, as a professional […]

Earth Calling… 

We know that some LSC people read this site (though none of them have requested a mouse mat yet – would it be a disciplinary offence?). On that basis here is a question that you might like to consider/answer. Option 2 in the “Slot Allocation” chapter of the Market Stability Measures (download link not possible) […]

New Year Resolution 

Our friends a the CLSA are holding a National Meeting, open to all CDS Solicitors, to discuss the current situation. It will be on 10th January 2007 at the NEC in Birmingham.