If only it could be so easy!

I am representing a number of employers in tribunal claims. They are nothing but hassle for the employer, involving significant management time and legal cost. To an employer, it often seems that you can’t win. It costs nothing for a disgruntled former employee to bring a claim and only in the most exceptional circumstances will an employer get an order for costs even if it wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Zen Again – A follow-up

June 16th, 2011

I got this from my friend who sent me the Sun Tzu quotation used in the last blog, “Zen and the Art of Law”. If we had a comment facility, I would post it as a comment. Anyhow, I share it with you…

“Yes very nice. Ancient text that can help in so many areas. Read the rest of this entry »

Zen And The Art Of Law

June 10th, 2011

“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” Sun Tsu, “The Art of War”.

Zen And The Art Of Law

A friend sent me this quotation, asking whether it applies to what I do. I think it does. Litigation has, after all, been described as a form of warfare. Let me add another well-known military-related quotation into the discussion, this time by Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defense: Read the rest of this entry »