Lawyers in the UK: Are they really necessary?

There is a Spanish proverb which declares: “It is better to be a mouse in a cat’s mouth than a man in a lawyer’s hand”. Historically, lawyers almost everywhere have had an image problem. Both they and politicians (many of whom are ex-lawyers) have a reputation for never giving a straight answer. An American author […]

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The New Brew: British Tea & The ‘Reverse Raj’

At the end of March, Landrover changed its nationality. Again. First produced in 1948, it remained British for 46 years. BMW (Germany) took it over in 1994 and then sold it to Ford (USA) in 2000. It has just been acquired by the Tata Group (India) for £1.15 billion. A recent UK Treasury report estimated […]

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