Over the moon

‘’Pet’, the international sheeperstar and online sensation from Lochside Ullapool, has emphatically denied that her new found celebrity status will change her in any way.

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Good law, bad law

Enid Blyton books

I’ve just finished a judging stint at the Rolls Building.  One of the things I did was to set aside a decision of the First-tier Tribunal on a tax credits appeal.  The tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear the claimant’s appeal but went ahead and heard it anyway.

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This gun’s for hire

Cowboys in black and white picture

One of the problems about marketing yourself as a tax expert is that those using your services are not normally able to test your technical competence.

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My brilliant career

Plastic swan in legal attire

Until I was eleven I was convinced that I was going to be the first woman in space but then Valentina Tereshkova beat me to it on Vostok 6 so I had to change course.  Careers advice was thin on the ground at my school.  No call for it really since we were expected either to become teachers or to work in the local tax office.

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That’s what friends are for

Till receipts

‘A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice.

After an hour, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, ‘What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you’re out of the office?’

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Rabbit in the headlights

Chinese drawing of rabbit

The Chinese Year of the Rabbit began on 3 February and, being a lunar year, ends on 22 January 2012. According to Wikipedia, those born in the Year of the Rabbit are lucky, amiable and self-assured but can also be detached, superficial and opportunistic.

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