How things change

How things change

Bruce Coode was asked to welcome the new members of the local Nepean Hawkesbury Law Society at a function last week, and also to give a short speech.  He spoke about the changes that have occurred in the legal profession since he was admitted in 1977.    ...

Frocktober

What is #frocktober? Now in its 12th year, Frocktober is a fundraiser run by OCRF.  It encourages women around Australia to Frock Up, Raise Funds and Frock Cancer.  They do this by wearing a dress every day in October, taking a selfie, sharing it on their social media...
Newsletter and mailing lists

Newsletter and mailing lists

I recently asked in a client survey whether people wanted subcategories for our newsletter (that is, newsletters specific to certain legal areas) and most people said no, leave the monthly newsletter as it is.  So we are going to leave it. There were some people...

How to write a good letter

Firstly, and I cannot over emphasise this, don't write angry.  It is too easy in the age of email communication to say things that you probably wouldn't say if you had 24 hours to calm down, and the benefit of a printed copy of your correspondence to read before you...

If you want to help, think little

Over the years we have helped a large number of people in stressful situations dealing with death, violence, loss of independence or family break down. We have seen many people do unhelpful things in their well intentioned attempt to help.   This morning I had a...

Trust your instincts

This morning I had a small grass fire on my front lawn. For me this was a very tangible reminder that you might have a plan, but fire does not. That white and grey thing in the top right of the photo is two pieces of paper (and the shadow one is casting on the other)....