Find out more about my consensus-based technology at Crowd Wisdom Project

Find out more about my consensus-based technology at Crowd Wisdom Project

Essays

The Potential Scale of the Legal Market

You might find the scope of the legal market a dull topic. But let me show you how it’s woven into the fabric of an average Brit’s day-to-day life. For [...]

The Potential Scale of the Legal Market2023-12-21T23:40:34+00:00

Cosmic Conversations Café: Aliens Discuss UK Laws

Picture this scene: we're in a café with two average Brits, Joe and Josephine. Unbelievably, two aliens suddenly join them for coffee and cake, as never happens. Shock subsiding, the [...]

Cosmic Conversations Café: Aliens Discuss UK Laws2023-12-03T22:43:59+00:00

Getting Colder

North Yorkshire’s sudden slide into winter destroys my mood like nothing else. Turning the heating on today - when just a few days ago it was sunbathing weather - [...]

Getting Colder2023-09-17T10:23:54+01:00

El Dueno (the owner) and Strangeways

It’s 8pm - vino-o-clock! – here in Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife. I’m doing something most un-Spanish: dining solo. Sitting here on the veranda of a locals’ restaurant, near to [...]

El Dueno (the owner) and Strangeways2023-09-08T21:23:58+01:00

Genes and dogs

Slowly, step by step, I am walking up Casterton Fell in North Yorkshire. My son is somewhere ahead of me. My wife and daughter are – surprisingly – somewhere behind. [...]

Genes and dogs2023-08-29T18:37:53+01:00

Just Your Typical First Day as a Lawyer

After years of studying, travelling and bumming around, I finally started my job as a trainee lawyer on Monday 15th August 2005. The workday went well. That evening, full [...]

Just Your Typical First Day as a Lawyer2023-08-25T18:20:59+01:00

On Wasps, On CBT, On Oxbridge, On Change   

As a six-year-old, I had a crush on a classmate. I’ll refer to her as ‘S’. One pleasant summer’s day, our family went on a walk, along a former railway [...]

On Wasps, On CBT, On Oxbridge, On Change   2021-09-27T21:46:25+01:00

Carpe diem, Gavin Williamson

At the request of The Yorkshire Post, for whom I occasionally write, I have penned this comment piece. Perhaps they will publish it. Time will tell. I was limited to [...]

Carpe diem, Gavin Williamson2021-08-14T20:37:10+01:00

Surely, we can do better than this, right?

Wired-up to a portable ECG monitor whilst I type, I feel like a hybrid human-cyborg. Doubtless this state-of-the art gizmo is cleverly reading all the electrical signals going to my [...]

Surely, we can do better than this, right?2021-08-01T01:10:30+01:00

The Middle Class Advantage?

(I would prefer never to speak of any particular “class”, but as the term retains utility, I shall use it.) On Friday evening, I had an emergency telephone consultation with [...]

The Middle Class Advantage?2021-07-25T19:07:44+01:00
Go to Top