Cautionary Tale 

A regular Disclosure phone conversationalist will today interview a young man seeking a training contract. Accidentally he mailed an e-mail to his girlfriend from this weekend by mistake. This contained, no nothing smutty, his speculation that this would a walk in the park and that the position was virtually ensured. I would like to be […]

A Date for Your Diary 

Ash are amongst my most favourite (live) acts. They have just announced that they will be headlining Middlesbrough Music Live on 1st June. Is there a better film title track than “A Life Less Ordinary”? Nah.


Not another number puzzle related post but a further reminder that CDS UCC applications must be in by 4pm this time next week. I have today discovered this document detailing “common errors” in applications. This includes an indication that failure to provide the date of your CLAS certificate “may” invalidate your CDS 12A. You are […]


Haven’t we been going over this sort of stuff for years? Wasn’t the (not inexpensive) Preferred Supplier Project supposed to have identified all sort of issues like this? We even had Kaizen to answer some of these questions. So now some more workshops to cover the same ground fantastic. Perhaps this Japanese activity might help.

Happy Reading 

Out shouting at North East firms yesterday (someone even asked for a longer course on the feedback forms) and as promised here are three essential links; First the the Litigators Fee Guidance Document Next the Table of Offence Classification (Schedule 1 part 6) from the CDS Funding Order. And finally the most recent PACE Standard […]

Warren on Warrants 

There has been a long running discussion, particularly in our neck of the woods, about how to claim for post charge work on arrest on breach of warrant. The guidance is pretty clear; by way of a supplementary INVH claim charged at hourly rates on the original UFN. There has however been a train of […]

8 Days To Go 

Spent some time on the phone regarding CDS UCC applications again this morning. I guess this is going to be feature of the next few days. I intend to do a daily countdown here so as to avoid any mistakes this time round. You have 8 Days, and counting

Arithmetic Practice 

We have 2, Category 2 Peer Review results, at the same firm to report this morning. I thought about trying to express this as a mathematical equation and got as far as; 2 X 2(PR) = Y* *where Y represents a mixture of elation coupled with relief. Well done!

Deadline Day 

I have just checked my first completed CDS UCC application which reminds me that the signature “pre” deadline expires today. If you want to benefit from the LSC checking and acknowledging you application today is the day. Don’t forget the final date is 2nd May.

More on the Deed 

I have previously mentioned a couple of the main elements of the Deed of Settlement between TLS and the LSC. This has involved a couple of immediate cases where the precise application of the deed can be tested. Today another has come along, again to do with CCA audits, so even more reason to watch […]