NEIN! (No Excellence In aNything)

There are, it seems, a large number of (usually large) organisations that simply cannot be bothered – they have, and aspire to, no excellence in anything A prime candidate seems to be BT – reliable, trustworthy, customer-friendly, value for money? Not in my experience! Can you suggest other candidates for the NEIN list?
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The end of civilisation …

… as I know it What a depressing visit to Waitrose, Tenterden, this evening: not a single bottle-conditioned beer on the shelves. The stocks of Brakspear Triple had been steadily diminishing over the last few days, but I expected them to be topped up – wrong! Looking for an alternative, it was disappointing to see that neither Hopdaemon Skrimshander or Hog’s Back TEA is...
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Abaddon’s Musings blog – what’s it about?

Though this started out as my blog for legal comments along with a few personal thoughts, the balance has now shifted, so that it is much more a personal view of a range of topics, certainly not just legal ones. This is because the Nelsons’ Column blog is to become the voice of the legal practice that is Nelsons, freeing up Abaddon’s Musings to be my own arena Why...
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To Tweet or not to Tweet? That is NOT the question – I hope

solicitors generally tend to be perceived as aloof and stuffy, and I want to show that I, at least, am not


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Unfair to pigeons!

There was an item on TV over the weekend (a comedy quiz, I believe) that mocked pigeons for being “superstitious” – for doing again the things they had been doing before when they were rewarded with food, etc Though they were compared to superstitious sportsmen, and the like, who insisted on wearing their “lucky jockstrap” for a match, or similar, in fact all the...
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Lawyers are rubbish …

… well, too many of them are, anyway. We¬†often wonder why we get so many irrelevant or unnecessary additional enquiries from buyers’ conveyancers (including solicitors). In the last couple of weeks, the answer has dawned on us: not only have they not read the paperwork we already sent them – they don’t care. They want us to answer their own standard questions; they then...
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