To Do List 

I find myself writing representations against the recoding of a Critical Quality Concern for the first time in ages. I also have an appeal to do regarding a “Final Hearing” advocates fees and a reduced experts fee, on the same bill. Helen and I have also won a pub argument about dependents allowances however you […]

Live on Stage 

Apparently my session at this event is popular, measured by advance bookings. I am on of 25 mins in the afternoon – haven’t decided what to sing yet. There are 2 other speakers at the session so it wont all be bad. Do come along I don’t get out much nowadays and it looks like […]

Answers on an Email 

Am a wrong does 2010 Civil Contract, Specification 6.69 not say; “The appeal must be in writing within 28 days” Why then does (make up a name) for the LSC say; “Should you intend to appeal the following documentation must be submitted within 21 days” 1 This is an unbelievably basic mistake. 2 Suggests that […]

We Should Be Told 

Have possibly read the daftest piece of LSC correspondence ever (not going to quote it, confidentiality)*. This lead Dean to opine – “Have they got people on that work experience scheme now?” *It is so daft however that I am also a bit scared that there might be some sort of competition going on to […]

First Light 

A trip into the e-mail immediately brings a successful appeal, a determination which will lead to a Point of Principle application and the FoI request which caused a bit of a stir last week, and that is before a start to the day proper. If you are interested in the FoI outcome ring me later […]

Shout up at the Back 

I am currently putting the March Webinar schedule together – does anyone have any requests?

Final Score 

I did not have time on Friday to bring you a results service here – did a quick Tweet but there is still a reluctance amongst the blog readership to give Twitter a try. So 4 successful Lexcel assessments and one SQM audit pass. Pretty good results considering that all the former were hurried applications […]

Revelation Road 

I had Friday Song sorted on Tuesday afternoon then I went to see Shelby Lynne last night so I am holding the earlier idea over. She played like this, solo, acoustic, to 90 people in the Town Hall crypt, despite being the stature of artist a Letterman appearance and a Grammy denotes. She was mesmerising […]


..Intentions for Future Tenders has just been published. I will read it and report back. Here we go in bullet points Civil tendering for April 2013 post LASPO contracts as early as May – yes May this year. No plans on Crime before 2015. A bid round to increase mediation service Mandatory Telephone Gateway – […]

Rhetorical Question 

We have had 2 cost appeal results, in 2 days, referred back to a new ICAs following Formal Review representations and/or Points of Principle applications. In both cases the LSC have accepted that the original adjudication was wrongly conducted. Why these results were passed to the firm without, first, this being spotted by the LSC […]